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)
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505 0 0 |t William Gilbert /  |r Stephen Pumfrey --  |t William Harvey /  |r Andrew Cunningham --  |t Isaac Newton: creator of the Cambridge scientific tradition /  |r Rupert Hall --  |t William Whewell: a Cambridge historian and philosopher of science /  |r Richard Yeo --  |t Adam Sedgwick: a confident mind in turmoil /  |r David Oldroyd --  |t Charles Babbage: science and reform /  |r Anthony Hyman --  |t Charles Darwin /  |r Peter J. Bowler --  |t Stokes and Kelvin, Cambridge and Glasgow, light and heat /  |r David B. Wilson --  |t James Clerk Maxwell /  |r Simon Schaffer --  |t Duo from Trinity: A.N. Whitehead and Bertrand Russell on the foundations of mathematics, 1895-1925 /  |r Ivor Grattan-Guinness --  |t Thomson, Rutherford and atomic physics at the Cavendish -- /  |r Brian Pippard --  |t Hopkins and biochemistry /  |r Harmke Kamminga --  |t Charles Sherrington, E.D. Adrian, and Henry Dale: the Cambridge Physiological Laboratory and the physiology of the nervous system /  |r E.M. Tansey --  |t Hardy and Littlewood /  |r Robin J. Wilson --  |t Arthur Stanley Eddington /  |r Malcolm Lonair --  |t Paul Dirac: a quantum genius /  |r Helge Kragh --  |t Alan Turing /  |r Andrew Hodges --  |t Francis Crick and James Watson /  |r Robert Olby --  |t Mary Cartwright /  |r Tom Korner --  |t Joseph Needham /  |r Gregory Blue --  |t Molecular biology in Cambridge /  |r M.F. Perutz --  |t Discovery of pulsars-prelude and aftermath /  |r Anthony Hewish --  |t Stephen W. Hawking /  |r Simon Mitton. 
520 |a 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. 
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