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Willard Gibbs

Author: Muriel Rukeyser
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1942.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography of America's greatest physicist of the 19th century by the poet Muriel Rukeyser.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913-1980.
Willard Gibbs.
Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, Doran & Company, inc., 1942
(OCoLC)593827173
Online version:
Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913-1980.
Willard Gibbs.
Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, Doran & Company, inc., 1942
(OCoLC)607859144
Named Person: J Willard Gibbs; Josiah Willard Gibbs; J Willard Gibbs; J Willard Gibbs
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Muriel Rukeyser
OCLC Number: 287257
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi pages, 1 leaf, 465 pages : illustrations (facsimiles) plates, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: On presumption --
The "Amistad" mutiny --
New Haven childhood --
Science and the imagination --
The education --
Father and son --
The Civil War --
The years abroad --
Return to America --
the first papers --
A chair in mathematical physics --
The great paper --
"Mathematics is a language" --
The Rosetta Stone of science --
The shadow and the factory --
Three masters: Melville, Whitman, Gibbs --
The imagination of America --
The double democracy --
Tendencies of history --
The long discovery of Willard Gibbs.
Responsibility: by Muriel Rukeyser.

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A biography of America's greatest physicist of the 19th century by the poet Muriel Rukeyser.

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