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Author Snyder, Laura J

Title The philosophical breakfast club : four remarkable friends who transformed science and changed the world / Laura J. Snyder

Publ Info New York, N.Y. : Broadway Books, [2011]
Edition First edition
 CCRI-Prov.  Q141 .S5635 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  Q141 .S5635 2011    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  Q141 .S5635 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  Q141 .S5635 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript 439 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [412]-428) and index
Contents Inventing the scientist -- Waterworks -- Philosophical breakfasts -- Experimental lives -- Mechanical toys -- Dismal science -- The great battle -- Mapping the world -- A divine programmer -- Sciences of shadow and light -- Angels and fairies -- New worlds -- Nature decoded -- Endings -- A new horizon
Note Traces the influential friendship of William Whewell, Charles Babbage, John Herschel, and Richard Jones, citing their pivotal contributions to a significant array of scientific achievements throughout the mid-nineteenth century
LC subject Scientists -- Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 19th century
Science -- Philosophy
Scientists -- Great Britain -- Biography
Babbage, Charles, 1791-1871
Herschel, John F. W. (John Frederick William), 1792-1871
Whewell, William, 1794-1866
Jones, Richard, 1790-1855
ISBN 9780767930482 (hbk.)
0767930487 (hbk.)