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Pioneers of Science

Pioneers of Science by Oliver Lodge
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This book takes its origin in a course of lectures on the history and progress of Astronomy arranged for Sir Oliver Lodge in the year 1887. The first part of this book is devoted to the biographies and discoveries of well known astronomers like Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler, Galileo and Newton. In the second part, the biographies take a back seat, while scientific discoveries are discussed more extensively, like the discovery of Asteroids and Neptune, a treatise on the tides and others.

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Transcriber's Note

The punctuation and spelling from the original text have been faithfully preserved. Only obvious typographical errors have been corrected.

There are several mathematical formulas within the text. They are represented as follows: Superscripts: x^3 Subscripts: x 3 Square Root: [square root] Greek Letters: [pi], [theta].

Greek star names are represented as [alpha], [gamma], for example.

PIONEERS OF SCIENCE

[Illustration]

[Illustration: NEWTON

From the picture by Kneller, 1689, now at Cambridge ]

PIONEERS OF SCIENCE

BY OLIVER LODGE, F.R.S.

PROFESSOR OF PHYSICS IN VICTORIA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, LIVERPOOL

WITH PORTRAITS AND OTHER ILLUSTRATIONS

London MACMILLAN AND CO. AND NEW YORK 1893

RICHARD CLAY AND SONS, LIMITED, LONDON AND BUNGAY.

PREFACE

This book takes its origin in a course of lectures on the history and progress of Astronomy arranged for me in the year 1887 by three of my colleagues (A.C.B., J.M., G.H.R.), one of whom gave the course its name.

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