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The lost world of James Smithson : science, revolution, and the birth of the Smithsonian

Author: Heather P Ewing
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the life of James Smithson as a scientist, suspected spy, gambler, radical revolutionary, and philanthropist, telling the story of his remarkable bequest and the controversy it spawned.
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Genre/Form: Biographie
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Ewing, Heather P.
Lost world of James Smithson.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2007
(OCoLC)607851302
Online version:
Ewing, Heather P.
Lost world of James Smithson.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2007
(OCoLC)608420465
Named Person: James Smithson; James Smithson; James Smithson; James Smithson; James Smithson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Heather P Ewing
ISBN: 1596910291 9781596910294
OCLC Number: 106154387
Description: x, 432, [8] pages of color plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Maps: The Journey to Staffa ix --
The Grand Tour 1791-1797 x --
1 Descended from Kings 19 --
2 Oxford: The Lure of Novelty, 1782-l784 49 --
3 Staffa: The Cathedral of the Sea, 1784 70 --
4 London: Science Like Fire, 1784-1788 98 --
5 Science and Revolution, 1788-1791 125 --
6 Grand Tour, 1791-1797 151 --
7 London: Citizen of the World, 1797-1803 193 --
8 The Hurricane of War, 1803-1807 218 --
9 Vibrating between Existence and the Tomb, 1807-1810 238 --
10 London: A New Race of Chemists, 1810-1814 259 --
11 Paris: Private Vices, Publick Benefits, 1814-1825 271 --
12 London: The Will, 1825-1829 295 --
13 America: The Finger of Providence 315 --
Epilogue 1832 343 --
Appendix Genealogy Chart 350.
Other Titles: Science, revolution, and the birth of the Smithsonian
Responsibility: Heather Ewing.

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Chronicles the life of James Smithson as a scientist, suspected spy, gambler, radical revolutionary, and philanthropist, telling the story of his remarkable bequest and the controversy it spawned.

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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