Cambridge Contributions

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Written primarily for a nonspecialist audience, these essays describe contributions made by some of the University of Cambridge's most colorful and able characters in a number of academic disciplines. The essays reveal particularly fertile periods of development and chart voyages of discovery that 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 ...

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Overview

Written primarily for a nonspecialist audience, these essays describe contributions made by some of the University of Cambridge's most colorful and able characters in a number of academic disciplines. The essays reveal particularly fertile periods of development and chart voyages of discovery that 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.

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' ... the fascinating contributions to this book ... the standard ... covers an impressive range of subjects and disciplines'. Cambridge
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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, 1933-1945 Christopher Andrew.

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