Last Man Who Knew Everything A story of the polymath Thomas Young, who cared less about what others thought of him than for the unbridled pursuit of knowledge. Full description
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'Meticulously researched, superbly written, richly illustrated and imbued with an enthusiasm for its subject that does not flag even when analysing some of Young's most abstruse studies. This book should be cherished by all who value originality, breadth of knowledge and intellectual passion.' --The New Scientist.
'Thomas Young has long awaited a first-class biography, and Andrew Robinson has provided one. It is the best biography I have read for many years.' --Sir Patrick Moore, Astronomer and Presenter of The Sky at Night..
'Robinson's success in condensing his almost limitless scholarship for a general reader is commendable.' --FT Magazine.
Andrew Robinson is a King's Scholar of Eton College and holds degrees from Oxford University and the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. He is the author of more than fifteen books, including The Story of Measurement (2007), and four biographies: Einstein: A Hundred Years of Relativity; The Man Who Deciphered Linear B: The Story of Michael Ventris; Satyajit Ray: The Inner Eye; and Rabindranath Tagore: The Myriad-Minded Man (written with Krishna Dutta). From 1994-2006, he was literary editor of The Times Higher Education Supplement. He is now a visiting fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge, and a full-time writer.
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Description du livre Soft cover. État : Good. little wear and light creases to cover, pages in nice condition, shipped from the UK. N° de réf. du libraire 500/TH/345P
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