Cambridge scientific minds [E-Book] / edited by Peter Harman and Simon Mitton.
Harman, P. M., (editor)
Mitton, Simon, (editor)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002
1 online resource (viii, 343 pages)
englisch
9781107590137
9780521781008
9780521786126
Full Text
Since the 'scientific revolution' of the seventeenth century, a great number of distinguished scientists and mathematicians have been associated with the University of Cambridge. Cambridge Scientific Minds provides a portrait of some of the most eminent scientists associated with the University over the past 400 years, including accounts of the work of three of the greatest figures in the entire history of science, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and James Clerk Maxwell. The chronological balance reflects the increasing importance of science in the recent history of the University. The book comprises personal memoirs and historical essays, including contributions by leading Cambridge scientists. Cambridge Scientific Minds will be of interest not only to graduates of the University, science students and historians of science, but to anyone wishing to gain an insight into some of the greatest scientific minds in history.