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Cambridge scientific minds

Author: P M Harman; Simon Mitton
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Cambridge Scientific Minds provides a portrait of some of the most eminent scientists associated with the University over the past 400 years, including accounts of the work of three of the greatest figures in the entire history of science, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and James Clerk Maxwell." "The chronological balance reflects the increasing importance of science in the recent history of the University. The book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Cambridge scientific minds
(DLC) 2001025664
(OCoLC)46538614
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: P M Harman; Simon Mitton
ISBN: 9781316103784 1316103781 9781107590137 1107590132
OCLC Number: 881184005
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 343 pages) : illustrations
Contents: William Gilbert / Stephen Pumfrey --
William Harvey / Andrew Cunningham --
Isaac Newton: creator of the Cambridge scientific tradition / Rupert Hall --
William Whewell: a Cambridge historian and philosopher of science / Richard Yeo --
Adam Sedgwick: a confident mind in turmoil / David Oldroyd --
Charles Babbage: science and reform / Anthony Hyman --
Charles Darwin / Peter J. Bowler --
Stokes and Kelvin, Cambridge and Glasgow, light and heat / David B. Wilson --
James Clerk Maxwell / Simon Schaffer --
Duo from Trinity: A.N. Whitehead and Bertrand Russell on the foundations of mathematics, 1895-1925 / Ivor Grattan-Guinness --
Thomson, Rutherford and atomic physics at the Cavendish --
/ Brian Pippard --
Hopkins and biochemistry / Harmke Kamminga --
Charles Sherrington, E.D. Adrian, and Henry Dale: the Cambridge Physiological Laboratory and the physiology of the nervous system / E.M. Tansey --
Hardy and Littlewood / Robin J. Wilson --
Arthur Stanley Eddington / Malcolm Lonair --
Paul Dirac: a quantum genius / Helge Kragh --
Alan Turing / Andrew Hodges --
Francis Crick and James Watson / Robert Olby --
Mary Cartwright / Tom Korner --
Joseph Needham / Gregory Blue --
Molecular biology in Cambridge / M.F. Perutz --
Discovery of pulsars-prelude and aftermath / Anthony Hewish --
Stephen W. Hawking / Simon Mitton.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Harman and Simon Mitton.
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