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Cambridge Contributions

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Martin Rees, Mark Weatherall, Stefan Collini, Geoffrey Harcourt, Gillian Sutherland, Paul Cartledge, Peter Lipton, Madeleine Arnot, John Parker, Herbert Huppert, Christopher Andrew
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  • Date Published: August 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521597388

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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 making.

    • An entertaining and accessible successor volume to Cambridge Minds, published in 1994
    • Includes many distinguished authors from the University of Cambridge, who write generally on their fields of interest
    • Addressed to almost anyone with an interest in the history and achievements of the University of Cambridge, and in the progress of learning and education
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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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    • Date Published: August 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521597388
    • length: 252 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 163 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.38kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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, 1933–45 Christopher Andrew.

  • Editor

    Sarah J. Ormrod, University of Cambridge

    Contributors

    Martin Rees, Mark Weatherall, Stefan Collini, Geoffrey Harcourt, Gillian Sutherland, Paul Cartledge, Peter Lipton, Madeleine Arnot, John Parker, Herbert Huppert, Christopher Andrew

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