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Cambridge Library Collection - Botany and Horticulture
Until the nineteenth century, the investigation of natural phenomena, plants and animals was considered either the preserve of elite scholars or a pastime for the leisured upper classes. As increasing academic rigour and systematisation was brought…
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Joseph Fourier: Heat Radiation and finding new answers
In this, the third and final part of author T. W Korner's exploration of Joseph Fourier's work, we look at Fourier's work on global warming, and the comparison between it and the work of John Tyndall.
Martian data confirm Earthly explanation of weather and climate
Since the 1950s, it has been known that atmosphere undergoes a drastic change in behaviour at around one week. In modern terms, for shorter periods, successive fluctuations tend to reinforce each other whereas over longer periods, they tend to cancel each…
What Charles Darwin read on the ‘Beagle’
To mark the launch of our collection of the books known to have been on board H.M.S. Beagle during Darwin's voyage, Dr Alison Pearne describes the library and its importance in the development of Darwin's thought.
United Nations and the Press Celebrate 40 Years of the World Heritage Convention
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in association with Cambridge University Press is celebrating…