The Development of the Laboratory

Essays on the Place of Experiments in Industrial Civilization

  • Frank A. J. L. James

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Frank A. J. L. James
      Pages 1-7
  3. Chemical Laboratories

  4. The Extension of Laboratories to Physics

  5. The Large Physics Laboratories

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 242-260

About this book


Laboratories are fundamental to the practice of science, yet there is a paucity of serious historical analysis of the subject. This book sets out to reflect the diversity in the variety of laboratories in existence and the multiplicity of their development.


development experiment geopolitics politics science state university

Editors and affiliations

  • Frank A. J. L. James
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal InstitutionUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1989
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-10608-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-10606-6
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