Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Near fine. 24 color plates. Numerous textual figures. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. First edition. Leon Foucault's name is synonymous with his famous pendulum experiment, which proved to all that the Earth rotated. This illustrated biography traces the life and achievements of one of the last great amateur scientists. His contributions to science went well beyond his pendulum - the gyroscope; laboratory measurements of the speed of light; and the invention of methods to make perfect optical surfaces. Tall octavo. Original black cloth binding, with silver titles. Some extremely sparse pencil marginalia - an occasional, easily erased dot. Small bit of wrinkling to the rear panel of the dust jacket; else near fine. (Inventory #: 64618)
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