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Monday, 13 April 2009

Books and Papers - 10 - A Travel Guide To Scientific Sites Of The British Isles

Oh my goodness! My head is splitting - I acquired a headcold on Friday, and today am still laid low. Other than interviews tomorrow, I am sorely tempted to spend the following day with Mr. Duvet and Mrs. Pillow.....

Anyway, a book, if the preface is not a call to arms, I don't know what is, this really is an essential book for every scientist (who lives in or visits the British Isles). It is also a book that when I reach for it from the shelves, the kids run to tidy up, or state they have homework. regardless, I will quote from the first couple of sentences from the preface....

The Population of the British Isles is less than 0.2% that of the entire earth (sic); yet this tiny fraction of human society is responsible for an enormous number of cultural advances in both the arts and sciences. Public appreciation for the men and women of Britain and Ireland who wrote, painted, composed music, etc. is evident wherever one looks, but the recognition of explorers of nature are harder to find.'

For example, did you know that the Occam of Occam's Razor, is derived from William of Ockham in Surrey! Cool!

%T A Travel Guide To Scientific Sites Of The British Isles
%A Charles Tanford
%A Jacqueline Reynolds
%D 1995
%I John Wiley & Sons
%O ISBN 0-471-95070-2

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