William Crookes (1832-1919) and the Commercialization of Science

William Crookes (1832-1919) and the Commercialization of Science

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William Crookes' long life was one of unbroken scientific and business activity, culminating in his appointment as President of the Royal Society in 1913. Discoverer of thallium, inventor of the radiometer, investigator of cathode rays, spiritualist, journalist, editor, businessman, celebrity: his extraordinary life and career provide a unique window into the world of Victorian and Edwardian science.... results and all of the material on assaying (the latter on the grounds that the information was adequately dealt with in Mitchella#39;s Manual). ... which provides more information than any other surviving source.21 Curiously, no mention was made at all of Wurtza#39;s rival process. ... courses, as well as a self-instruction manual.

Title:William Crookes (1832-1919) and the Commercialization of Science
Author:William Hodson Brock
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2008


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