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  • Speculative Truthby Russell McCormmach

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 74.99

    McCormmach (history of science, U. of Oregon) offers an edition of 18th-century natural philosopher Cavendish's manuscript, in foul and corrected versions, on the mechanical theory of heat. He also explores physical theory in natural philosophy during the second half of the 18th century, of which the treatise is an example. Annotation 2004 Book New more...

  • Weighing the Worldby Russell McCormmach

    Springer 2011; US$ 279.00

    The book about John Michell (1724-93) has two parts. The first and longest part is biographical, an account of Michell's home setting (Nottinghamshire in England), the clerical world in which he grew up (Church of England), the university (Cambridge) where he studied and taught, and the scientific activities he made the center of his life. The... more...

  • The Personality of Henry Cavendish - A Great Scientist with Extraordinary Peculiaritiesby Russell McCormmach

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    Profiles the eminent 18th century natural philosopher Henry Cavendish, best known for his work in chemistry and physics and one of the most baffling personalities in the history of science. In these chapters we are introduced to the psychology of science and of scientists and we learn about Cavendish?s life and times. His personality is examined from... more...

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