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James Cutbush

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English Men of Science: Their Nature and Nurture (Classic Reprint)

ENGLISH MEN OF SCIENCE, CHAPTER 1. ANTECEDENTS. Object of Book-Definition of Man of Science-Data- Nature and Nurture-Race and Birthplace-Occupation of Parents and Position in Life-Physical Peculiarities of Parents-Primogeniture, &c.-Fertility-Heredity- Pedigrees-Statistical Results. The intent of this book is to supply what … Continue reading

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Einstein and Oppenheimer: The Meaning of Genius

Albert Einstein and J. Robert Oppenheimer, two iconic scientists of the twentieth century, belonged to different generations, with the boundary marked by the advent of quantum mechanics. By exploring how these men differed—in their worldview, in their work, and in … Continue reading

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Ernst Zermelo – Collected Works/Gesammelte Werke: Volume I/Band I – Set Theory, Miscellanea/Mengenlehre, Varia (Schriften der Mathematisch-naturwissenschaftlichen … Wissenschaften) (English and German Edition)

Ernst Zermelo (1871-1953) is regarded as the founder of axiomatic set theory and best-known for the first formulation of the axiom of choice. However, his papers include also pioneering work in applied mathematics and mathematical physics. This edition of his … Continue reading

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Evolutionary Writings: Including the Autobiographies (Oxford World’s Classics)

On topics ranging from intelligent design and climate change to the politics of gender and race, the evolutionary writings of Charles Darwin occupy a pivotal position in contemporary public debate. This volume brings together the key chapters of his most … Continue reading

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Satyendra Nath Bose — His Life And Times: Selected Works (With Commentary)

Satyendra Nath Bose became a legendary figure of science in the 20th century in India with his revolutionary discovery on the nature of radiation. Despite the association with Einstein, however, little is known about him outside of India. This book … Continue reading

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Hermann Graßmann: Biography

Hermann Günther Graßmann was one of the most remarkable personalities in 19th-century science. A “small-town genius”, he developed a groundbreaking n-dimensional algebra of space and contributed to a revolution in the understanding of mathematics. His work fascinated great mathematicians such … Continue reading

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Oliver Heaviside: Maverick Mastermind of Electricity (History of Technology Series)

One of the great pioneers of electrical science, Oliver Heaviside (1850-1925) was a self-educated, fiercely independent genius who cared nothing for social or mathematical conventions. Among many achievements, he showed how to rid telephone lines of distortion and put Maxwell’s … Continue reading

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The First Professional Scientist: Robert Hooke and the Royal Society of London (Science Networks. Historical Studies)

A contemporary of Christopher Wren, Robert Boyle, and Isaac Newton, and close friend of all but Newton, Robert Hooke (1635-1703), one of the founders of the early scientific revolution, faded into almost complete obscurity after his death and remained there … Continue reading

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Toxic Truth: A Scientist, a Doctor, and the Battle over Lead

The first book to tell the incredible story of two men behind the bitter thirty-year fight to protect children from lead They didn’t start out as environmental warriors. Clair Patterson was a geochemist focused on determining the age of the … Continue reading

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