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Description - Adolphe Quetelet, Social Physics and the Average Men of Science, 1796-1875 by Kevin Donnelly

Adolphe Quetelet was an influential scientist whose controversial work was condemned by John Stuart Mill and Charles Dickens. He was in contact with many Victorian elite, including Babbage, Herschel and Faraday. This is the first scholarly biography of Quetelet, exploring his contribution to quantitative reasoning and place in intellectual history.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780822945031
ISBN-10: 0822945037
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2015
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Kevin Donnelly

Kevin Donnelly is assistant professor of history at Alvernia University in Reading, PA.

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