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For the love of science: The Correspondence of J. H. de Magellan (1722-179)

IM Malaquias, RW Home, MF Thomaz

Published : 2017

Abstract

© Peter Lang AG, International Academic Publishers, Bern 2017. All rights reserved. From his base in late eighteenth-century London, J. H. de Magellan corresponded with leading scientists and others in many parts of Europe, informing them of developments in British science and technology in the early years of the Industrial and Agricultural Revolutions. Intelligent, ingenious and interested in everything going on around him, Magellan was deeply committed to the Enlightenment view that the benefits flowing from human ingenuity should be made available to all mankind. Well connected both socially and within the scientific community, he made it his business to keep himself well informed about t..

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