Mary Somerville and the Cultivation of Science, 1815-1840 / Edition 1

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1. Scottish Beginnings.- 2. London Beginnings.- 3. The First Trip Abroad.- 1. Paris and its Scientific Society, 1817.- 2. Switzerland.- 3. Italy.- 4. The Return.- 4. In the Mainstream of London Science.- 1. Scientific Training in the 1820s.- 2. Mary Somerville’s Apprenticeship.- 3. The First Experimental Paper.- 4. Brougham’s Commission.- 5. The Mechanism of the Heavens.- 1. The Atmosphere of 1830.- 2. Creation and Publication.- 3. Reception.- 6. The Second Stay Abroad.- 1. Paris, 1832.- 2. Mary Somerville and French Science, 1832–33.- 3. Foreign Visitors, English Correspondence.- 7. On the Connexion of the Physical Sciences.- 1. The Physical Sciences, 1830–33.- 2. The Final Revision.- 3. Publication and Review.- 4. New Honours and a New Edition.- 5. Mary Somerville and a Few Scientific Women.- 8. The Civil List and Mary Somerville.- 9. ‘The Comet’, an Experiment and a Third Edition.- 10. The Last London Years.- 1. A New Pattern of Existence, 1836.- 2. The Fourth Edition of the Connexion of the Sciences.- 3. A Scientific Intermediary.- 11. Outside the Mainstream of Science.- 1. Italy, 1838–40.- 2. And After . . ..- A Guide to Notes and Citations.- Notes.

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