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Papers, Literary, Scientific, Etc.

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  • Date Published: January 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108068048

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  • An electrical engineer, university teacher and wide-ranging writer, Fleeming Jenkin (1833–85) filed thirty-five British patents in the course of his career. Edited by Sidney Colvin (1845–1927) and J. A. Ewing (1855–1935) and first published in 1887, this two-volume work brings together a selection of Jenkin's varied and engaging papers. The collection ranges from notes on his voyages as a marine telegraph engineer, to a critical review of Darwin's On the Origin of Species, essays on literature, and thoughts on technical education. A memoir written by Robert Louis Stevenson, his former student, provides biographical context and attests to Jenkin's many interests and talents across the arts and sciences. Volume 2 includes Jenkin's papers on political economy, scientific education, and applied science, notably marine telegraphy. Abstracts of his scientific papers, along with a list of his patents, form an appendix to the volume.

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    • Date Published: January 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108068048
    • length: 394 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • contains: 56 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
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    Part II. Papers by Fleeming Jenkin (cont.):
    3. Political economy
    4. Scientific and technical education
    5. Applied science
    Abstracts of scientific papers
    List of patents.

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    Fleeming Jenkin

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    Sidney Colvin

    J. A. Ewing

    Introduction by

    Robert Louis Stevenson

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