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No one has given the extraordinary Thomas Young the all-round examination he so richly deserves until now. Celebrated biographer Andrew Robinson tells the rich and engrossing story of a modest hero who solved mystery after mystery in the face of ridicule and rejection, and cared less about what others thought of him than for the joys of an unbridled pursuit of knowledge.

"This is a fascinating book" * BBC History Magazine * "Robinson's brisk and engaging biography succeeds in rescuing Young from the "dilettante" charge. His thumbnail sketches of the scientific debates that his hero altered - whether on nautical astronomy, theories of light or the Rosetta Stone - have a clarity and focus Young himself would cheer." * The Independent * Andrew Robinson is a King s Scholar of Eton College and holds degrees from Oxford University and the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. He is the author of more than fifteen books, including The Story of Measurement (2007), and four biographies: Einstein: A Hundred Years of Relativity; The Man Who Deciphered Linear B: The Story of Michael Ventris; Satyajit Ray: The Inner Eye; and Rabindranath Tagore: The Myriad-Minded Man (written with Krishna Dutta). From 1994-2006, he was literary editor of The Times Higher Education Supplement. He is now a visiting fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge, and a full-time writer.

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  • PDF | 304 pages
  • Oneworld Publications (November 13, 2012)
  • English
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  • Biographies & Memoirs

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