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The last man who knew everything : Thomas Young, the anonymous polymath who proved Newton wrong, explained how we see, cured the sick, and deciphered the Rosetta stone, among other feats of genius

Author: Andrew Robinson
Publisher: New York : Pi Press, ©2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Relates the life of the remarkable man who made major contributions in such fields as physics, languages, and music, describing how he proposed the light-wave theory and the three-color theory of vision, and was instrumental in the deciphering of the Rosetta Stone.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Thomas Young; Thomas Young; Thomas Young; Thomas Young, Physiker.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Robinson
ISBN: 0131343041 9780131343047
OCLC Number: 61660273
Description: x, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 Child Prodigy 15 --
2 Fellow of the Royal Society 33 --
3 Itinerant Medical Student 41 --
4 'Phenomenon' Young 55 --
5 Physician of Vision 67 --
6 Royal Institution Lecturer 85 --
7 Let There Be Light Waves 95 --
8 'Natural Philosophy and the Mechanical Arts' 113 --
9 Dr Thomas Young, M.D., F.R.C.P. 131 --
10 Reading the Rosetta Stone 143 --
11 Waves of Enlightenment 165 --
12 Walking Encyclopedia 179 --
13 In the Public Interest 189 --
14 Grand Tour 201 --
15 Dueling with Champollion 209 --
16 A Universal Man 223.
Responsibility: Andrew Robinson.
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Relates the life of the remarkable man who made major contributions in such fields as physics, languages, and music, describing how he proposed the light-wave theory and the three-color theory of vision, and was instrumental in the deciphering of the Rosetta Stone.

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