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The philosophical breakfast club : four remarkable friends who transformed science and changed the world

Author: Laura J Snyder
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Traces the influential friendship of William Whewell, Charles Babbage, John Herschel, and Richard Jones, citing their pivotal contributions to a significant array of scientific achievements throughout the mid-nineteenth century.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Charles Babbage; John F W Herschel; William Whewell; Richard Jones; Mathematik; Physik
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laura J Snyder
ISBN: 9780767930482 0767930487 0767930495 9780767930499
OCLC Number: 647214394
Description: 439 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Inventing the scientist --
Waterworks --
Philosophical breakfasts --
Experimental lives --
Mechanical toys --
Dismal science --
The great battle --
Mapping the world --
A divine programmer --
Sciences of shadow and light --
Angels and fairies --
New worlds --
Nature decoded --
Endings --
A new horizon.
Responsibility: Laura J. Snyder.

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Traces the influential friendship of William Whewell, Charles Babbage, John Herschel, and Richard Jones, citing their pivotal contributions to a significant array of scientific achievements throughout the mid-nineteenth century.

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