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Richard Price and the History of Science / John, Tucker

Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, Volume: 23, Pages: 69 - 86

Swansea University Author: John, Tucker

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Richard Price (1723–1791) was born in south Wales and practised as a minister of religion in London. He was also a keen scientist who wrote extensively about mathematics, astronomy, and electricity, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. Written in support of a national history of science fo...

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Published in: Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion
Published: London Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion 2017
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