Considered the best access tool to European and American scientific literature of the 1800s, the Royal Society's bibliography indexes approximately 2,500 titles ranging from the most important scientific periodicals of the day to proceedings and transactions of societies. Papers are cited in physics, mathematics, natural history, physiology, geology, mineralogy and chemistry.
Although general scientific journals have been published since the 1600s, the specialized scientific journals grew dramatically in the 19th century. Specialized journals encouraged the inclusion of critical comment directed toward journal articles, served as the primary medium of scientific communication, spread into rapidly developing fields of science, such as mechanical engineering, and recorded the progress of the Industrial Revolution. As such, they were a significant factor in 19th-century growth.
Scientific and Technical Periodicals is an important addition to any institution seeking to enhance its resources in the history of science. A guide accompanies the collection.
200 reels in four units