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Preliminary Reading List

I-40. The Illustrated Scientific Book to 1800

Roger Gaskell, assisted by Caroline Duroselle-Melish


Preliminary Advices

Please buy your own copies of the required reading books, or at least the first two—they contain a lot of technical information which you will not be able to assimilate at one reading, so you will want to refer back to them and possibly bring them to Charlottesville with you. New from Amazon they will cost a total of $100, but second hand copies are readily available. You should have some background knowledge of the history of science, for which Fara is a good introduction or refresher.

Required reading

Recommended Reading and Browsing