Beispielbild für diese ISBN
Titel: THE PHILOSOPHICAL BREAKFAST CLUB Four ...
Verlag: Broadway Books
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good
Owner bookplate to front; 9.37 X 6.38 X 1.65 inches Very Good free-endpaper. Dust jacket is price-intact, clean. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 45429
Inhaltsangabe: The Philosophical Breakfast Club recounts the life and work of four men who met as students at Cambridge University: Charles Babbage, John Herschel, William Whewell, and Richard Jones. Recognizing that they shared a love of science (as well as good food and drink) they began to meet on Sunday mornings to talk about the state of science in Britain and the world at large. Inspired by the great 17th century scientific reformer and political figure Francis Bacon?another former student of Cambridge?the Philosophical Breakfast Club plotted to bring about a new scientific revolution. And to a remarkable extent, they succeeded, even in ways they never intended.
Historian of science and philosopher Laura J. Snyder exposes the political passions, religious impulses, friendships, rivalries, and love of knowledge?and power?that drove these extraordinary men. Whewell (who not only invented the word ?scientist,? but also founded the fields of crystallography, mathematical economics, and the science of tides), Babbage (a mathematical genius who invented the modern computer), Herschel (who mapped the skies of the Southern Hemisphere and contributed to the invention of photography), and Jones (a curate who shaped the science of economics) were at the vanguard of the modernization of science.
This absorbing narrative of people, science and ideas chronicles the intellectual revolution inaugurated by these men, one that continues to mold our understanding of the world around us and of our place within it. Drawing upon the voluminous correspondence between the four men over the fifty years of their work, Laura J. Snyder shows how friendship worked to spur the men on to greater accomplishments, and how it enabled them to transform science and help create the modern world.
Über den Autor: An expert on Victorian science and culture, Fulbright scholar Laura J. Snyder just completed a term as president of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science. She is associate professor of philosophy at St. John's University and the author of Reforming Philosophy: A Victorian Debate on Science and Society.
Dieser Anbieter akzeptiert die folgenden Zahlungsarten:
AbeBooks Verkäufer seit: 14. Dezember 1997
We accept major credit cards, money orders, PayPal and checks drawn on a U.S. bank. Prices are net to all. Books are held for confirmed orders only.
PLEASE NOTE: Returns accepted only if not as described, within one week and with prior notice. Please contact us at: (818) 905-0988 or email at: email@example.com if you have any questions.
Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.
Anbieterinformationen: We specialize in quality out-of-print books. You'll find most titles to be in Fine to Very Good condition and all dust jackets covered in mylar wrappers. As an open shop we encourage you to phone us at (818)905-0988 or write with any questions about our books. Email answered promptly at:firstname.lastname@example.org