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Willard Gibbs

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A biography of America's greatest physicist of the 19th century by the poet Muriel Rukeyser.
Hardcover, 465 pages
Published December 31st 1988 by Ox Bow Press (first published 1942)
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May 01, 2007 Phillip rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone interested in science and poetry
Muriel Rukeyser describes in vivid detail things that were happening in society at the time Willard Gibbs was making his scientific contributions.
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Muriel Rukeyser was an American poet and political activist, best known for her poems about equality, feminism, social justice, and Judaism. Kenneth Rexroth said that she was the greatest poet of her "exact generation".

One of her most powerful pieces was a group of poems entitled The Book of the Dead (1938), documenting the details of the Hawk's Nest incident, an industrial disaster in which hundr
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