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Humphry Davy

ISBN 10 : 0521565391
ISBN 13 : 9780521565394

In this illuminating and entertaining biography David Knight draws upon Humphry Davy's poetry, notebooks, and informal writings to introduce us to one of the first professional sci..


Biographical Dictionary Of Literary Influences

ISBN 10 : 031330422X
ISBN 13 : 9780313304224

Over the past two decades, the process of cultural development and, in particular, the role of reading has been of growing interest, but recent research has been episodic and idios..


Visions Of Science

ISBN 10 : 9780226203317
ISBN 13 : 022620331X

The first half of the nineteenth century witnessed an extraordinary transformation in British political, literary, and intellectual life. There was widespread social unrest, and de..


Humphry Davy

ISBN 10 : 9780752495002
ISBN 13 : 0752495003

Born in Penzance in 1778, Humphry Davy's scientific reputation grew with his pioneering discoveries of nitrous oxide (laughing gas), sodium, calcium and the invention of the miners..



The Shocking History Of Electric Fishes

ISBN 10 : 9780195366723
ISBN 13 : 0195366727

This beautifully illustrated and scholarly book examines the importance of electric fishes in science and medicine and how three species in particular shaped neurophysiology. Ancho..


Science Politics And Society In Early Nineteenth Century Ireland

ISBN 10 : 9780719085185
ISBN 13 : 0719085187

This book examines the pivotal period immediately after the Irish Union from the unique perspective of the Reverend William Richardson (1740–1820). A clerical polymath, Richardso..