Adolphe Ganot

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Adolphe Ganot (born 1804 in Rochefort, Charente-Maritime, France; died 1887 in Paris[1]) was a French author and publisher of physics textbooks.

Ganot's textbooks, written during the second half of the nineteenth century, made "...a decisive contribution to physics and its teaching on an international scale".[2] His popular Treatise on Physics (French: Traité de Physique) was translated into several languages.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b (in French) Françoise Khantine-Langlois (2006?), Un siècle de physique à travers un manuel à succès: le traité de physique de Ganot [A century of physics through a successful textbook: Ganot's treatise on physics] (English translation Archived November 2, 2014, at the Wayback Machine)
  2. ^ Papanelopoulou, F.; Nieto-Galan, A.; Perdiguero, E. (2009). "Circumventing the "Elusive Quarries" of Popular Science: The Communication and Appropriation of Ganot's Physics in Nineteenth-Century Britain by Josep Simon". Popularising Science and Technology in the European Periphery (PDF). Ashgate: Aldershot. pp. 89–114. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-06-29.
  3. ^ Simon, Josep; Herran, Nestor (2008). "The Franco-British communication and appropriation of Ganot's Physique (1851–1881)". Beyond Borders : Fresh Perspectives in History of Science (PDF). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Pub. p. 141ff. ISBN 9781847184832.