A Journey Through Three Centuries
Dieter von Jezierski
Translated from the German by Rodger Shepherd,
published in German, in 1977, as the first major book on the history
of the slide rule since Florian Cajori's A History of the Logarithmic
Slide Rule, this newly revised and translated edition of Slide
Rules, A Journey Through Three Centuries, offers readers a
fresh, more Continental, perspective on this most fascinating
of calculating instruments.
is an important piece of historical and tech-nological research, in
which the author includes the history of the slide rule from
its beginnings in the 17th century, through its gradual
adoption and development world-wide during the 19th and
20th centuries, to its sudden and almost complete demise in the mid-1970's.
He also covers the evolution of various slide rule components, technologies
and manufacturing processes, as well as histories of the major slide
and their product lines during the last 100 years.
are detailed references to original sources throughout, which the
reader may use as a springboard to further study and research. Readable
and very informative, this is a book that, together with those of
Cajori and Peter Hopp, any slide rule collector or historian will
find of great interest and real benefit.
pages, Paperback, B&W, 8.5" x 11", © 2000