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Speculative Truth : Henry Cavendish, Natural Philosophy, and the Rise of Modern Theoretical Science

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With a never-before published paper by Lord Henry Cavendish, as well as a biography on him, this book offers a fascinating discourse on the rise of scientific attitudes and ways of knowing. A pioneering British physicist in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Cavendish was widely considered to be the first full-time scientist in the modern sense. Through the lens of this unique thinker and writer, this book is about the birth of modern science.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 268 pages
  • 160 x 236 x 26mm | 539.78g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • numerous line drawings
  • 0195160045
  • 9780195160048
  • 2,019,530

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"The hundreds of references in the notes and the extensive bibliography are a researcher's paradise...[H]ighly recommended."--CHOICE "The hundreds of references in the notes and the extensive bibliography are a researcher's paradise...highly recommended." --Choice "The hundreds of references in the notes and the extensive bibliography are a researcher's paradise...highly recommended." --Choice "The hundreds of references in the notes and the extensive bibliography are a researcher's paradise...highly recommended." --Choice "The hundreds of references in the notes and the extensive bibliography are a researcher's paradise...highly recommended." --Choiceshow more

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PART ONE. NATURAL PHILOSOPHY ; PART TWO. A GREAT QUESTIONshow more

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