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Science, politics and business in the work of Sir John Lubbock : a man of universal mind

Author: Mark Patton
Publisher: Aldershot : Ashgate, 2007.
Series: Science, technology, and culture, 1700-1945.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John Lubbock was one of the most eminent men of his day. His wealthy background, his political career, his scientific and financial abilities, conciliatory disposition, and wide circle of friends and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Lubbock, Sir; John Lubbock, Sir
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Patton
ISBN: 9780754653219 0754653218
OCLC Number: 72868508
Description: 230 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Contents: Introduction: a man of universal mind. Part I Darwin's Apprentice, 1834-60: A large insect under a glass; A tendency to progression; The war of science and religion. Part II Man of Stone, 1861-69: The three ages; Prehistoric times; A steady progress. Part III Saint Lubbock's Days, 1870-85: A holiday by Act of Parliament!; Opposition benches; The embrace of Empire; Weep not for death; Remarriage. Part IV A Noble and Glorious Unity, 1886-1913: The parting of ways; The duty of happiness; The politest reactionary; 'Shoulder to shoulder with the gallant men of Ulster'; The sins of Saint Lubbock; A League of International Peace and Goodwill. Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Science, technology, and culture, 1700-1945.
Responsibility: Mark Patton.
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