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- DescriptionAn electrical engineer, university teacher and wide-ranging writer, Fleeming Jenkin (1833-85) filed thirty-five British patents in the course of his career. Edited by Sidney Colvin (1845-1927) and J. A. Ewing (1855-1935) and first published in 1887, this two-volume work brings together a selection of Jenkin's varied and engaging papers. The collection ranges from tes on his voyages as a marine telegraph engineer, to a critical review of Darwin's On the Origin of Species, essays on literature, and thoughts on technical education. A memoir written by Robert Louis Stevenson, his former student, provides biographical context and attests to Jenkin's many interests and talents across the arts and sciences. Volume 2 includes Jenkin's papers on political ecomy, scientific education, and applied science, tably marine telegraphy. Abstracts of his scientific papers, along with a list of his patents, form an appendix to the volume.
- Author(s)Fleeming Jenkin
- PublisherCambridge Library Collection
- Date of Publication20/07/2013
- SubjectScience: General & Reference
- Series TitleCambridge Library Collection - Technology
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note56 b/w illus.
- Weight500 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Edited byJ. A. Ewing,Sidney Colvin
- Introduction byRobert Louis Stevenson
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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