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  • Speculative Truthby Russell McCormmach

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 87.99

    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.... more...

  • Weighing the Worldby Russell McCormmach

    Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 246.37

    Famed among physicists and astronomers for his anticipation of black holes, John Michell lived a double lifeā€”as a clergyman and an experimenting scientist. This, his first full biography, tells his story and includes a complete edition of his known letters. more...

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

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 106.08

    This book explores the 18th century natural philosopher Henry Cavendish, best known for his work in chemistry and physics. It traces aspects of his personality, views and interpretations of him, and explores notions of eccentricity and autism. more...

  • The Second Physicistby Christa Jungnickel; Russell McCormmach

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 153.24

    This book explores the rise of theoretical physics in 19th century Germany. The authors show how the junior second physicist in German universities over time became the theoretical physicist, of equal standing to the experimental physicist. Gustav Kirchhoff, Hermann von Helmholtz, and Max Planck are among the great German theoretical physicists whose... more...

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