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The last man who knew everything Thomas Young, the anonymous polymath who proved Newton wrong, explained how we see, cured the sick, and deciphered the Rosetta stone, among other feats of genius by Andrew Robinson

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Published by Pi Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Great Britain

Subjects:

  • Young, Thomas, 1773-1829.,
  • Scientists -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
  • Physicians -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
  • Linguists -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
  • Science -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.,
  • Science -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.,
  • Discoveries in science -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.,
  • Discoveries in science -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementby Andrew Robinson.
GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQ143.Y7 R63 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3410881M
ISBN 100131343041
LC Control Number2005026912

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