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Karl Pearson : the scientific life in a statistical age

Author: Theodore M Porter
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2004] ©2004
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recounts Karl Pearson's extraordinary intellectual adventure and sheds light on the inner life of science. In this book, a leading historian of modern science investigates the interior experience of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Porter, Theodore M.
Karl Pearson : the scientific life in a statistical age.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2004]
viii, 342 pages ; 24 cm.
(DLC) 2003054820
Named Person: Karl Pearson; Karl Pearson; Karl Pearson
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore M Porter
ISBN: 9781400835706 1400835704 9780691114453 0691114455 0691126356 9780691126357
OCLC Number: 874813655
Description: 1 online resource (353 pages) : illustrations
Contents: An improbable personage --
Lehrjahre of a poetic wrangler --
Apostle of renunciation: a new Werther --
Pearson's progress: a nineteenth-century passion play --
Cultural historian in a political age --
Intellectual love and the woman question --
Ether squirts and the inaccessibility of nature --
Scientific education and graphical statistics --
The statistical reformation --
Composing a life.
Responsibility: Theodore M. Porter.
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