Contents Page for ‘How Irish Scientists Changed the World’

The book covers the lives and work of 17 Irish scientists whose work had a global impact.

The text for the contents page here below  gives the names of the scientists covered in the book.

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How Irish Scientists Changed the World

By Sean Duke

 

Contents

Part One: Maps, Earthquakes, Electricity & Climate

1 When Britannia Ruled: Francis Beaufort

2The Shaking Earth: Robert Mallett

3 Electricity for All: Nicholas Callan

4 The Little Ice Age: Annie Maunder

 

Part Two: Telegraph, Steamships, Submarines & Space

5 Transatlantic Cable Hero: William Thompson

6 Full Steam Ahead: Charles Parsons

7Submarine Warfare: John Holland

8 Men on the Moon: William Rowan Hamilton

 

Part Three: Atoms, Radio, Pulsars and Galaxies

9 Atom Splitting – Ernest Walton *

10 The Wireless Wizard – Guglielmo Marconi *

11 Pulsating Pulsars – Jocelyn Bell Burnell

12 Spiral Galaxies – William Parsons

 

Part Four: Experiments, Evolution, Life & Logic

13  The Experimental Age – Robert Boyle

14 Darwin’s Defender – John Tyndall

15 What is Life? – Erwin Schrodinger *

16 DNA’s Third Man – Maurice Wilkins *

17 It’s only Logical – George Boole

 

* Indicates Nobel Prize Winner

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