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Snyder, Laura J
The philosophical breakfast club : four remarkable friends who transformed science and changed the world / Laura J. Snyder
1st ed
New York : Broadway Books, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  Q141 .S5635 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Scientists -- Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 19th century
Science -- Philosophy
Scientists -- Great Britain -- Biography
Physical Description 439 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [412]-428) and index
Summary 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
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
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