John Pringle Nichol

John Pringle Nichol

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Pringle Nichol FRSE was a Scottish educator, astronomer and economist who did much to popularise astronomy in a manner that appealed to nineteenth century tastes. Born at Huntly-Hill, near Brechin, Angus, Nichol was the son of a gentleman farmer and was educated at the local grammar school and then at King's College, University of Aberdeen. He was licensed as a preacher and became a highly effective communicator but the impact of phrenological thinking led him to abandon the Church for education. Nichol held a number of posts in education and journalism and corresponded with many leading thinkers of the times, including John Stuart Mill. He clearly made some impression in economics as James Mill and Nassau Senior nominated him as Jean-Baptiste Say's successor as professor of political economy at the Coll ge de France though he was at the time too ill to take the post
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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 77g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136583968
  • 9786136583969