Communicating Physics: The Production, Circulation and Appropriation of Ganot's Textbooks in France and England, 1851-1887

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The textbooks written by Adolphe Ganot played a major role in shaping the way physics was taught in schools. Simon's Franco-British case study looks at the role of two of Ganot's books. The study is novel for its international comparison of 19th-century physics and for its emphasis on the communication of science rather than on the science itself.