From Galaxies to Turbines: Science, Technology and the Parsons Family (Paperback)W.G.S Scaife (author)
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The father of the family, William Parsons, Earl of Rosse, discovered the Spiral Nebulae at his observatory in Ireland and displayed an unusual familiarity with engineering principles in the building of his two giant telescopes. His son, Charles, was at the forefront of the new age of technology among shipbuilders and engineers in the northeast coast of England.
Lavishly illustrated throughout, with a handy family tree and map of the River Tyne pin-pointing key historic events, this is a highly accessible and fascinating account for the general reader interested in the way scientific knowledge and industrial application have slowly emerged in recent history.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 596
Weight: 1102 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
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