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Cambridge Contributions By Edited by Sarah J. Ormrod (University of Cambridge)

Cambridge Contributions
by Edited by Sarah J. Ormrod (University of Cambridge)

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Written primarily for a non-specialist audience, these essays describe contributions made by some of the University of Cambridge's most colourful and able characters in a number of academic disciplines. Approaches vary, from the presentation of historically significant discoveries to the explanation of current research - 'contributions' in the making.
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Cambridge Contributions by Edited by Sarah J. Ormrod (University of Cambridge)

Written primarily for a non-specialist audience, these essays describe contributions made by some of the University of Cambridge's most colourful and able characters in a number of academic disciplines. The essays reveal particularly fertile periods of development and chart voyages of discovery which have occurred all over Cambridge, under group or individual leadership. Approaches vary, from the presentation of historically significant discoveries to the explanation of current research 'contributions' in the making. The interweaving of academic lives of Cambridge figures has done much to enrich understanding within and between disciplines, and to influence their development in particular ways. The enthusiasm with which these figures and disciplines are presented will ensure that readers continue their own investigations into the contributions and contributors included here.

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Cambridge Contributions Reviews


' ... the fascinating contributions to this book ... the standard ... covers an impressive range of subjects and disciplines'. Cambridge

Table of Contents


Preface; 1. Some Cambridge contributions to astronomy and cosmology Martin Rees; 2. Cambridge's contribution to medical science Mark Weatherall; 3. Cambridge and the study of English Stefan Collini; 4. The Cambridge contribution to economics Geoffrey Harcourt; 5. 'Nasty forward minxes': Cambridge and the higher education of women Gillian Sutherland; 6. Cambridge Classics for the third millennium Paul Cartledge; 7. Cambridge contributions: the philosophy of science Peter Lipton; 8. European citizenship and education Madeleine Arnot; 9. The University Botanic Garden John Parker; 10. Geophysics in Cambridge: extinct and active volcanoes Herbert Huppert; 11. Cambridge spies: the Magnificent Five, 1933-45 Christopher Andrew.

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GOR005883450
Cambridge Contributions by Edited by Sarah J. Ormrod (University of Cambridge)
Edited by Sarah J. Ormrod (University of Cambridge)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1998-08-27
252
0521597382
9780521597388
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