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The Resource No need for geniuses : revolutionary science in the age of the guillotine, Steve Jones

No need for geniuses : revolutionary science in the age of the guillotine, Steve Jones

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No need for geniuses : revolutionary science in the age of the guillotine
Title
No need for geniuses
Title remainder
revolutionary science in the age of the guillotine
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Steve Jones
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Language
eng
Summary
Paris at the time of the French Revolution was the world capital of science. Its scholars laid the foundations of today's physics, chemistry and biology. They were true revolutionaries: agents of an upheaval both of understanding and of politics. Many had an astonishing breadth of talents. The Minister of Finance just before the upheaval did research on crystals and the spread of animal disease. After it, Paris's first mayor was an astronomer, the general who fought off invaders was a mathematician while Marat, a major figure in the Terror, saw himself as a leading physicist. Paris in the century around 1789 saw the first lightning conductor, the first flight, the first estimate of the speed of light and the invention of the tin can and the stethoscope. The metre replaced the yard and the theory of evolution came into being
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StDuBDS
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1944-
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Jones, Steve
Dewey number
  • 509.4'4361'09033
  • 509.4436109033
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • France
  • Popular Science and Mathematics
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No need for geniuses : revolutionary science in the age of the guillotine, Steve Jones
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Control code
9780349405452
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780349405452
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
No need for geniuses : revolutionary science in the age of the guillotine, Steve Jones
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780349405452
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780349405452
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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