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    Evident Atoms: Visuality in Jean Perrin’s Brownian Motion Research.Charlotte Bigg - 2008 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 39 (3):312-322.
    The issue of shifting scales between the microscopic and the macroscopic dimensions is a recurrent one in the history of science, and in particular the history of microscopy. But it took on new dimensions in the context of early twentieth-century microscophysics, with the progressive realisation that the physical laws governing the macroscopic world were not always adequate for describing the sub-microscopic one. The paper focuses on the researches of Jean Perrin in the 1900s, in particular his use of Brownian motion (...)
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    Introduction: The Laboratory of Nature – Science in the Mountains.Charlotte Bigg, David Aubin & Philipp Felsch - 2009 - Science in Context 22 (3):311-321.
    “Today I made the ascent of the highest mountain in this region, which for good reasons is called Ventosum, guided only by the desire to see the extraordinary altitude of the place”. Petrarch's ascent of the Mont Ventoux in 1336, or rather his account of it, established the mountain as a distinctive place for experiencing and understanding nature and self. Since then, the mountain has been sought out in increasing numbers by those pursuing spiritual elevation, bodily exertion, and/or scientific investigation. (...)
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    A Visual History of Jean Perrin's Brownian Motion Curves.Charlotte Bigg - 2011 - In Lorraine Daston & Elizabeth Lunbeck (eds.), Histories of Scientific Observation. University of Chicago Press.
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    Lauren Redniss. Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout. 208 Pp., Illus., Bibl. New York: HarperCollins, 2010. $29.99. [REVIEW]Charlotte Bigg - 2013 - Isis 104 (1):179-180.
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    Jean-Claude Pont . Le Destin Douloureux de Walther Ritz : Physicien Théoricien de Génie. 264 Pp., Illus., App., Bibl. Sion: Archives de l'Etat du Valais, 2012. SFr 45. [REVIEW]Charlotte Bigg - 2015 - Isis 106 (1):201-202.
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    A LEX S OOJUNG -K IM P ANG, Empire and the Sun: Victorian Solar Eclipse Expeditions. Writing Science. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2002. Pp. Xii+196. ISBN 0-8047-3926-9. £16.95. [REVIEW]Charlotte Bigg - 2006 - British Journal for the History of Science 39 (1):134-135.
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    John L. Heilbron , The Oxford Guide to the History of Physics and Astronomy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. Pp. Xxi+358. ISBN 0-19-517198-5. $35.00. [REVIEW]Charlotte Bigg - 2007 - British Journal for the History of Science 40 (4):614-615.
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    Roger Hutchins, British University Observatories 1772–1939. Aldershot and Burlington: Ashgate, 2008. Pp. Xxiii+533. ISBN 978-0-7546-3250-4. £65.00. [REVIEW]Charlotte Bigg - 2010 - British Journal for the History of Science 43 (4):612-612.
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    The Spatial Inscription of Science in the Twentieth Century.Andrée Bergeron & Charlotte Bigg - forthcoming - History of Science:007327532098839.
    With their landmark architectures, exhibitions and museums of science and technology partake in the spatial inscription of science in twentieth century landscapes. Unlike other beacons of progress, exhibitions and museums of science and technology double up, inside, as material arrangements of objects, visuals and texts aiming to confer meaning onto the modern world. They both embody and seek to order the spectacle of modernity while often being deployed with the aim of promoting particular visions of social and material progress. An (...)
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