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Cambridge Minds - Richard Mason

Cambridge Minds

By: Richard Mason (Editor)

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Published: 31st October 1994
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This collection of essays by a group of leading authorities is addressed primarily to a nonspecialist readership, with the aim of introducing people and achievements associated with the University of Cambridge over the past 150 years. It explains, in simple terms, what has been done in a wide variety of fields while some who have made important contributions to Cambridge science describe their own work and discoveries. As a whole, the book offers an intellectual portrait of many of modern Cambridge's most notable achievements and will appeal to a broad range of readers within the University and far beyond.

Introduction
Notes on contributors
The effects of a broken homeBertrand RussellRussell, BertrandCambridge Ray MonkMonk, Cambridge Ray1I
The Sidgwicks and the education of women in Cambridge Gillian Sutherland
Radioastronomy in Cambridge
Three Cambridge prehistorians
John Maynard Keynes
Mathematics in Cambridge and beyond
James Stuart: engineering, philanthropy and radical politics
The Darwins in Cambridge
How the Burgess Shale came to Cambridge; and what happened
Ludwig Wittgenstein
'Brains in their fingertips': physics at the Cavendish Laboratory 1880-1940
J. N. Figgis and the history of political thought in Cambridge
Molecular biology in Cambridge
James Frazer and Cambridge anthropology
Michael Oakeshott
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ISBN: 9780521456258
ISBN-10: 0521456258
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 31st October 1994
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.78 x 15.14  x 1.58
Weight (kg): 0.32