John Theophilus Desaguliers: A Natural Philosopher, Engineer and Freemason in Newtonian England
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John Theophilus Desaguliers: A Natural Philosopher, Engineer and Freemason in Newtonian England

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ISBN-13:
9781441127785
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.12.2011
Seiten:
360
Autor:
Audrey T. Carpenter
Gewicht:
544 g
Format:
231x155x23 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Introduction; Part 1 - Development of a Reputation; 1. Early Life and Education: La Rochelle to Oxford; 2. Lectures in London and Beyond, and Royal Recognition; 3. Fellow of the Royal Society; 4. Translations from French and Latin, and Troubles with Booksellers; Part 2 - Applying the Expertise; 5. Patronage and the Duke of Chandos; 6. Fire, Water and Air - Desaguliers the Engineer; 7. Desaguliers' Science and publication of his Course of Experimental Philosophy and Dissertation Concerning Electricity; Part 3 - Life Beyond Science; 8. Freemasonry - Desaguliers' Contribution to the Early Years of Grand Lodge; 9. Poems, Plays and Pictures; 10. The House in Channel Row; Conclusion.
The first comprehensive biography of a major, but neglected, figure of his age.