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The Resource Seduced by logic : Émilie du Châtelet, Mary Somerville, and the Newtonian revolution, Robyn Arianrhod

Seduced by logic : Émilie du Châtelet, Mary Somerville, and the Newtonian revolution, Robyn Arianrhod

Label
Seduced by logic : Émilie du Châtelet, Mary Somerville, and the Newtonian revolution
Title
Seduced by logic
Title remainder
Émilie du Châtelet, Mary Somerville, and the Newtonian revolution
Statement of responsibility
Robyn Arianrhod
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This story of two remarkable women, Emilie du Chatelet and Mary Somerville, whose lives were drawn together by their irresistible desire for mathematical knowledge, reveals the intimate links between the Newtonian revolution and the origins of intellectual and political liberty
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Arianrhod, Robyn
Dewey number
510.92
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Du Châtelet, Gabrielle Emilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil
  • Somerville, Mary
  • Women scientists
  • Women scientists
  • Scientists
  • Scientists
  • Women
  • Women
Label
Seduced by logic : Émilie du Châtelet, Mary Somerville, and the Newtonian revolution, Robyn Arianrhod
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 20
  • 4
  • Émilie and Voltaire's Academy of Free Thought
  • 37
  • 5
  • Testing Newton: the 'New Argonauts'
  • 56
  • 6
  • The danger in Newton: life, love and politics
  • 67
  • 1
  • 7
  • The nature of light: Émilie takes on Newton
  • 80
  • 8
  • Searching for 'energy': Émilie discovers Leibniz
  • 97
  • 9
  • Mathematics and free will
  • 114
  • 10
  • Madame Newton du Châtelet
  • The re-emergence of Madame Newton du Châtelet
  • 132
  • 11
  • Love letters to Saint-Lambert
  • 147
  • 12
  • Mourning Émilie
  • 155
  • 13
  • Mary Fairfax Somerville
  • 6
  • 161
  • 14
  • The long road to fame
  • 175
  • 15
  • Mechanism of the Heavens
  • 197
  • 16
  • Mary's second book: popular science in the nineteenth century
  • 214
  • 2
  • 17
  • Finding light waves: the 'Newtonian Revolution' comes of age
  • 227
  • 18
  • Mary Somerville: a fortunate life
  • 244
  • Creating the theory of gravity: the Newtonian controversy
  • 12
  • 3
  • Learning mathematics and fighting for freedom
Control code
ocn781848438
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9780199931613
Lccn
2012006294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99974467649
System control number
(OCoLC)781848438
Label
Seduced by logic : Émilie du Châtelet, Mary Somerville, and the Newtonian revolution, Robyn Arianrhod
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 20
  • 4
  • Émilie and Voltaire's Academy of Free Thought
  • 37
  • 5
  • Testing Newton: the 'New Argonauts'
  • 56
  • 6
  • The danger in Newton: life, love and politics
  • 67
  • 1
  • 7
  • The nature of light: Émilie takes on Newton
  • 80
  • 8
  • Searching for 'energy': Émilie discovers Leibniz
  • 97
  • 9
  • Mathematics and free will
  • 114
  • 10
  • Madame Newton du Châtelet
  • The re-emergence of Madame Newton du Châtelet
  • 132
  • 11
  • Love letters to Saint-Lambert
  • 147
  • 12
  • Mourning Émilie
  • 155
  • 13
  • Mary Fairfax Somerville
  • 6
  • 161
  • 14
  • The long road to fame
  • 175
  • 15
  • Mechanism of the Heavens
  • 197
  • 16
  • Mary's second book: popular science in the nineteenth century
  • 214
  • 2
  • 17
  • Finding light waves: the 'Newtonian Revolution' comes of age
  • 227
  • 18
  • Mary Somerville: a fortunate life
  • 244
  • Creating the theory of gravity: the Newtonian controversy
  • 12
  • 3
  • Learning mathematics and fighting for freedom
Control code
ocn781848438
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9780199931613
Lccn
2012006294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99974467649
System control number
(OCoLC)781848438

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