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This collection of essays by a group of leading authorities is addressed primarily to a nonspecialist readership, with the aim of introducing people and achievements associated with the University of Cambridge over the past 150 years. It explains, in simple terms, what has been done in a wide variety of fields while some who have made important contributions to Cambridge ...more
Paperback, 252 pages
Published December 12th 2002 by Cambridge University Press
(first published September 1st 1994)
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This book is a collection of 16 essays about some of the stars of Cambridge University over the last 150 years. The sections on physical and biologic sciences and paleontology I found interesting and readable. The sections on philosophy were tedious and did not give me much of an understanding of what the great contributions to our knowledge meant. OK for scholars but not for the general reading public. Wittgenstein remains a mystery to me.