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By Russell McCormmach

Profiles the eminent 18th century traditional thinker Henry Cavendish, most sensible identified for his paintings in chemistry and physics and some of the most baffling personalities within the heritage of technological know-how. In those chapters we're brought to the psychology of technology and of scientists and we know about Cavendish’s existence and instances. His character is tested from views: one is that he had a much less critical kind of autism, as has been claimed; the opposite is that he was once eccentric and a mental affliction used to be absent.

Henry Cavendish lived a lifetime of technological know-how, most likely extra thoroughly than the other determine within the heritage of technology: a filthy rich aristocrat, he turned a devoted scientist. This research brings new info and a brand new point of view to our realizing of the fellow. The medical and non-scientific facets of his lifestyles are introduced nearer jointly, because the writer lines issues together with his visual appeal, speech, wealth, faith and demise in addition to Cavendish’s lifetime of common philosophy the place objectivity and accuracy, writing and popularity all performed a component. the writer strains features of Cavendish’s character, perspectives and interpretations of him, and explores notions of eccentricity and autism earlier than detailing proper elements of the travels made via our topic. the writer considers the query “How can we discuss Cavendish?” and offers an invaluable precis of Cavendish’s travels. This booklet will attract a large viewers, from these drawn to 18th century background or background of technological know-how, to these drawn to incidences of autism in widespread figures from historical past. This quantity includes considerable appropriate illustrations, numerous attention-grabbing appendices and it incorporates a important index and bibliography.

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