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Author Robinson, Andrew, 1957-

Title The last man who knew everything : Thomas Young, the anonymous genius who proved Newton wrong, and deciphered the Rosetta Stone, among other surprising feats / Andrew Robinson.

Publication Info. New York : Plume, 2007.

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 Highland CC Stacks - HCCY-13  Q 143 .Y7 R63 2007    AVAILABLE
Description x, 288 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 24 cm
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Note "1st Plume printing, January 2007"--T.p. verso.
"Previously published in a Pi Press edition"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [265]-271) and index.
Contents Child prodigy -- Fellow of the Royal Society -- Itinerant medical student -- 'Phenomenon' Young -- Physician of vision -- Royal institution lecturer -- Let there be light waves -- 'Natural philosophy and the mechanical arts' -- Dr Thomas Young, M.D., F.R.C.P. -- Reading the Rosetta Stone -- Waves of enlightenment -- Walking encyclopedia -- In the public interest -- Grand tour -- Deuling with Champollion -- A universal man.
Subject Young, Thomas, 1773-1829.
Rosetta stone.
Scientists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Physicians -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Linguists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Science -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Science -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Discoveries in science -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Discoveries in science -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Added Title Thomas Young, the anonymous genius who proved Newton wrong, and deciphered the Rosetta Stone, among other surprising feats
Anonymous genius who proved Newton wrong, and deciphered the Rosetta Stone, among other surprising feats
Thomas Young, the anonymous polymath who proved Newton wrong, explained how we see, cured the sick, and deciphered the Rosetta Stone, among other feats of genius
Anonymous polymath who proved Newton wrong, explained how we see, cured the sick, and deciphered the Rosetta Stone, among other feats of genius
Last man who knew everything, Thomas Young, the anonymous polymath who proved Newton wrong, explained how we see, cured the sick, and deciphered the Rosetta Stone, among other feats of genius
ISBN 0131343041 hardcover
9780131343047 hardcover
9780452288058 paperback
0452288053 paperback
Standard No. 9780452288058

 
    
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