Roget: A Biography

Overview

Every day thousands of people worldwide consult Roget's Thesaurus—yet Peter Mark Roget, one of the most remarkable men of the 19th century, did not even begin the great work of classification which bears his name until he was 70. Before that, Roget had already made his own contributions to knowledge in a dozen different fields such as anatomy, mathematics, education, and optics, including papers on persistence of vision which had later impact on the development of motion pictures. From his involvement in the ...

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Overview

Every day thousands of people worldwide consult Roget's Thesaurus—yet Peter Mark Roget, one of the most remarkable men of the 19th century, did not even begin the great work of classification which bears his name until he was 70. Before that, Roget had already made his own contributions to knowledge in a dozen different fields such as anatomy, mathematics, education, and optics, including papers on persistence of vision which had later impact on the development of motion pictures. From his involvement in the foundation of the University of London to his books on magnetism, galvanism, and physiology, this biography reveals the full story of Roget's impact on the great issues and the great personalities of the 19th century, and recounts the forgotten life behind one of the most famous of all reference books.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781904048640
  • Publisher: Oldcastle Books
  • Publication date: 9/28/2007
  • Series: Pocket Essential Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Nick Rennison's previous books include Contemporary British Novelists, Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography, Pocket Essentials Sigmund Freud, Waterstone's Guide to History Books, and Waterstone's Guide to London Writing.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     11
Early Years     15
Roget Abroad     35
From Manchester to Bloomsbury     41
Tragedy Strikes     63
Epidemics, Phrenology and Physiology     75
Roget and the Royal Society     103
Roget and his Thesaurus     123
Roget's Last Years     139
Further Reading     147
Websites     151
Index     153
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