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"Cathcart tells this exhilarating story with both verve and precision" --The Sunday Telegraph Re-creating the frustrations, excitements, and obsessions of 1932, the "miracle year" of British physics, Brian Cathcart reveals in rich detail the...
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Sometimes it pays to be in the right place at the right time. Certainly the mariners in Amalfi in the twelfth century were. Here the compass was first invented and used in navigation, eventually helping to make Italians the world's greatest...
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patcarstensen made a comment Oct 11 2017
"I have long thought that Frances Fitzgerald is one of our finest social reporters (not on the cake at the reception but on the overall social structures). The book is really good on the theology and personalities of leaders, but less good on the ..." Permalink
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