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作者 Gibson, Susannah, author
書名 The spirit of inquiry : how one extraordinary society shaped modern science / Susannah Gibson ; with a foreword by Simon Conway Morris FRS
出版項 Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2019
國際標準書號 9780198833376 (hbk.)
0198833377 (hbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  Q41.C194 G53 2019    在架上    30660020213125
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  Q41 G451 2019    在架上    30530001333889
版本 First edition
說明 xxi, 377 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
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附註 Includes bibliography (pages 341-366) and index
Cambridge is now world-famous as a centre of science, but it wasn't always so. Before the nineteenth century, the sciences were of little importance in the University of Cambridge. But that began to change in 1819 when two young Cambridge fellows took a geological fieldtrip to the Isle of Wight. Adam Sedgwick and John Stevens Henslow spent their days there exploring, unearthing dazzling fossils, dreaming up elaborate theories about the formation of the earth, and bemoaning the lack of serious science in their ancient university. As they threw themselves into the exciting new science of geology - conjuring millions of years of history from the evidence they found in the island's rocks - they also began to dream of a new scientific society for Cambridge. This society would bring together like-minded young men who wished to learn of the latest science from overseas, and would encourage original research in Cambridge. It would be, they wrote, a society "to keep alive the spirit of inquiry"
主題 Cambridge Philosophical Society -- History
Science -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Alt Author Conway Morris, S. (Simon) writer of foreword
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