Bibliotheca zoologica [I]

Verzeichniss der schriften über zoologie, welche in den periodischen werken enthalten und vom jahre 1846-1860 selbständig erschienen sind. Mit einschluss der allgemein-naturgeschichtlichen, periodischen und paleontologischen schriften
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Category: Natural history
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Mary Somerville and the Cultivation of Science, 1815–1840


Author: E.C. Patterson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400968396
Category: Science
Page: 264
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Among the myriad of changes that took place in Great Britain in the first half of the nineteenth century, many of particular significance to the historian of science and to the social historian are discernible in that small segment of British society drawn together by a shared interest in natural phenomena and with sufficient leisure or opportunity to investigate and ponder them. This group, which never numbered more than a mere handful in comparison to the whole population, may rightly be characterized as 'scientific'. They and their successors came to occupy an increasingly important place in the intellectual, educational, and developing economic life of the nation. Well before the arrival of mid-century, natural philosophers and inventors were generally hailed as a source of national pride and of national prestige. Scientific society is a feature of nineteenth-century British life, the best being found in London, in the universities, in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and in a few scattered provincial centres.

Verzeichniss der Schriften über Zoologie

welche in den periodischen Werken enthalten und vom Jahre 1846-1860 selbständig erschienen sind mit Einschluss der allgemein-Naturgeschichtlichen, periodischen und palaeontologischen Schriften
Author: Victor J. Carus
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A History of the Theory of Elasticity and of the Strength of Materials


Author: Isaac Todhunter,Karl Pearson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108070442
Category: History
Page: 570
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A distinguished mathematician and notable university teacher, Isaac Todhunter (1820-84) became known for the successful textbooks he produced as well as for a work ethic that was extraordinary, even by Victorian standards. A scholar who read all the major European languages, Todhunter was an open-minded man who admired George Boole and helped introduce the moral science examination at Cambridge. His many gifts enabled him to produce the histories of mathematical subjects which form his lasting memorial. First published between 1886 and 1893, the present work was the last of these. Edited and completed after Todhunter's death by Karl Pearson (1857-1936), another extraordinary man who pioneered modern statistics, these volumes trace the mathematical understanding of elasticity from the seventeenth to the late nineteenth century. Volume 2 (1893) was split into two parts. Part 2 covers the work of Neumann, Kirchhoff, Clebsch, Boussinesq, and Lord Kelvin.