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Some Nineteenth Century British Scientists

Author: R. Harré
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483153150
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Some Nineteenth Century British Scientists presents the biographies of eight British scientists who represent the state of science in the second half of the Victorian era: Charles Wyville Thomson, James Murray, Arthur Cayley, Francis Galton, William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, Norman Lockyer, Sidney Gilchrist Thomas, and William Ramsay. This book is comprised of seven chapters and begins by focusing on the contributions and achievements of Charles Wyville Thomson in the fields of natural history, marine biology, and deep-sea exploration, especially his expedition aboard H.M.S. Challenger, and of James Murray in oceanography. Subsequent chapters discuss the works of Arthur Cayley (mathematics), Francis Galton (exploration, anthropology, and eugenics), and William Thomson, Lord Kelvin (mathematical physics). The achievements of Norman Lockyer (astrophysics), Sidney Gilchrist Thomas (inventor of the Thomas-Gilchrist process for eliminating phosphorus in the Bessemer converter), and William Ramsay (chemistry) are also considered. This monograph will be a useful resource for students and scientists alike.

British Scientists Of The Nineteenth Century

Author: J G Crowther
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135028818
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J G Crowther has chosen five of the greatest scientists of the nineteenth century – Davy, Faraday, Clerk-Maxwell, Joule, Lord Kelvin and examines every aspect of their lives and work.

Dictionary Of Nineteenth Century Of British Scientists

Author: Bernard Lightman
Publisher: Thoemmes
Size: 17.34 MB
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This dictionary contains 1200 entries on figures who had an impact on British science in the 19th century. By examining how the theories and practices of scientists were shaped by Victorian beliefs about religion, gender, imperialism and politics, it examines the development of science.

British Scientists Of The Twentieth Century

Author: J G Crowther
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135028788
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Following on from British Scientists of the Nineteenth Century, this volume covers six eminent British scientists whose work and personality have not receded into the same depth of perspective as their predecessors of the Nineteenth Century, but the tremendous changes following the two world wars have already cut them off sharply from this generation.

Ladies In The Laboratory American And British Women In Science 1800 1900

Author: Mary R.S. Creese
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0585276846
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A systematic survey and comparison of the work of 19th-century American and British women in scientific research, this book covers the two countries in which women of the period were most active in scientific work and examines all the fields in which they were engaged.