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Autor: Roderick W. Home
ISBN-13: 9783034312943
Einband: Buch
Seiten: 2002
Gewicht: 2785 g
Format: 231x161x105 mm
Sprache: Englisch

For the Love of Science

The Correspondence of J. H. de Magellan (1722-1790), in two volumes
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Volume I: Introduction - Acknowledgements - Editorial Conventions - Illustrations - Calendar of Correspondence - Correspondence 59.05.21-79.05.02 - Volume 2: Correspondence 79.05.13-89.12.28 - Undated letters - Bibliography - Index
From his base in late eighteenth-century London, J. H. de Magellan corresponded with leading scientists and others in many parts of Europe, informing them of developments in British science and technology in the early years of the Industrial and Agricultural Revolutions. Intelligent, ingenious and interested in everything going on around him, Magellan was deeply committed to the Enlightenment view that the benefits flowing from human ingenuity should be made available to all mankind. Well connected both socially and within the scientific community, he made it his business to keep himself well informed about the latest advances in science and technology, and to pass on what he learned. In this remarkable correspondence, the metaphorical Republic of Letters becomes real, offering us a fascinating new view of pan-European intellectual and scientific life. Major themes are developments in scientific instrumentation and in chemistry, and the spread of steam-engine technology from England to the rest of Europe. Ranging from Stockholm and St Petersburg to Spain, Portugal and Philadelphia, the list of Magellan's correspondents is a roll-call of the scientific luminaries of the age.
Editiert von: Roderick W. Home, Isabel M. Malaquias, Manuel F. Thomaz
Roderick W. Home was Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Melbourne, 1975-2003. He has published extensively on 18th-century science, and on the history of science in Australia.

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Autor: Roderick W. Home
ISBN-13:: 9783034312943
ISBN: 3034312946
Erscheinungsjahr: 22.02.2017
Verlag: Lang, Peter
Gewicht: 2785g
Seiten: 2002
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 231x161x105 mm