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Celestial Mechanisms: Adam Walker’s Eidouranion, Celestina, and the Advancement of Knowledge

Deirdre Loughridge

in Sound Knowledge: Music and Science in London, 1789-1851

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226402079
eISBN:
9780226402109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226402109.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

Loughridge considers the career of Adam Walker, a self-taught practitioner of “natural and experimental philosophy” from the north of England who gave public lectures and demonstrations on astronomy ... More


Charles Wheatstone: Musical Instrument Making, Natural Philosophy, and Acoustics in Early Nineteenth-Century London

Myles W. Jackson

in Sound Knowledge: Music and Science in London, 1789-1851

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226402079
eISBN:
9780226402109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226402109.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter argues that Wheatstone’s achievements in the fields of acoustics and long-distance communication were the direct result of his early education in musical instrument building. Jackson ... More


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