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The life and legacy of G.I. Taylor

Author: G K Batchelor; Geoffrey Ingram Taylor, Sir
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography of one of the leading scientists of the last century, first published in 1996.

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Geoffrey Ingram Taylor, Sir; Geoffrey Ingram Taylor; Geoffrey Ingram Taylor
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G K Batchelor; Geoffrey Ingram Taylor, Sir
ISBN: 0521461219 9780521461214
OCLC Number: 33863385
Description: xv, 285 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. An introduction to G.I. Taylor --
Ch. 2. Taylor's family --
Ch. 3. Childhood, school and university --
Ch. 4. First steps in research --
Ch. 5. The Scotia expedition --
Ch. 6. Participation in the birth of aeronautics --
Ch. 7. Return to Cambridge after World War I --
Ch. 8. Sailing --
Ch. 9. The golden years as Yarrow Research Professor between the wars --
Ch. 10. Tour in the Far East --
Ch. 11. Plasticity of crystalline materials --
Ch. 12. Turbulence: a challenge --
Ch. 13. Taylor's foreign peers in mechanics --
Ch. 14. The universal defence consultant during World War II --
Ch. 15. The aftermath of Taylor's war work --
Ch. 16. The second golden period 1951-72 --
Ch. 17. The closing years --
Ch. 18. The scientific legacy of G.I. Taylor --
Appendix A: An Applied Mathematician's Apology --
Appendix B: G.I. Taylor: Honours --
Appendix C: Articles about G.I. Taylor --
Appendix D: Bibliography of works by G.I. Taylor.
Responsibility: George Batchelor.
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