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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: Oxford : Oneworld, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Physics textbooks identify Thomas Young (1773-1829) as the experimenter who first proved that light is a wave. Young's character has a quality all but lost in our narcissistic culture. This is the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Thomas Young; Thomas Young
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Robinson
ISBN: 1851684948 9781851684946
OCLC Number: 225075140
Notes: Originally published in New York by Pi Press in ©2006, (2005 printing).
Description: x, 288 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Other Titles: 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
Responsibility: Andrew Robinson.
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"The best biography I have read for many years" - Patrick Moore

 
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