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Nathaniel Bowditch and the Power of Numbers

How a Nineteenth-Century Man of Business, Science, and the Sea Changed American Life

Nathaniel Bowditch and the Power of Numbers( )
Author: Thornton, Tamara Plakins
ISBN:978-1-4696-2693-2
Publication Date:Apr 2016
Publisher:University of North Carolina Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $39.95
Book Description:

In this engagingly written biography, Tamara Plakins Thornton delves into the life and work of Nathaniel Bowditch (1773-1838), a man Thomas Jefferson once called a "meteor in the hemisphere." Bowditch was a mathematician, astronomer, navigator, seafarer, and business executive whose Enlightenment-inspired perspectives shaped nineteenth-century capitalism while transforming American life more broadly. Enthralled with the precision and certainty of numbers and the unerring regularity of...
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Book Details
Pages:416
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology
Business & Economics / Organizational Behavior
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.12 x 9.25 Inches
Book Weight:0.625 Pounds



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