A System of Mechanical Philosophy (Volume 4)

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After a brief career at sea, during which he tested Harrison's chronometer for the Board of Longitude, John Robison (1739-1805) became lecturer in chemistry at the University of Glasgow. In 1774, having spent a period teaching mathematics in Russia, he returned to Scotland as professor of natural philosophy at Edinburgh. Despite his busy schedule, he contributed major articles on the sciences to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, giving an overview of contemporary scientific knowledge for the educated layperson. After his death, ...

A System of Mechanical Philosophy: Volume 4 2014, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781108070409

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