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A Selection of 19th Century Scientific Verse

Gelesen von Ruth Golding

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In the 18th and early 19th centuries, it was common for discoveries in branches of science such as botany, astronomy and medicine to be described in book-length treatises in verse. By the end of the 19th century this mode of popularising science was falling from favour as the studies of science and the humanities diverged and study became more specialised.

This small selection of somewhat lighter-hearted verse written by distinguished scientists and mathematicians of the day includes poems by James Clerk Maxwell, William J. Macquorn Rankine and James Joseph Sylvester. (Summary by Ruth Golding)

(0 hr 47 min)

Chapters

To F. W. F.

9:04

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Lines Written Under the Conviction that it is Not Wise to Read Mathematics in N…

4:58

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A Problem in Dynamics

6:23

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In Memory of Edward Wilson: Rigid Body

1:20

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Valentine by a Telegraph Clerk (Male) to a Telegraph Clerk (Female)

1:28

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Lectures to Women on Physical Science

5:13

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To the Chief Musician upon Nabla

4:20

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To the Committee of the Cayley Portrait Fund

1:58

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Molecular Evolution

2:24

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The Mathematician in Love

3:37

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The Three-foot Rule: a Song about Standards of Measure

2:19

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To a Missing Member of a Family Group of Terms in an Algebraical Formula

1:29

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The Infant Metaphysician

2:29

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