[Reading] ➬ Scientific Lives ➳ John Aubrey – Moi-sosedi.info

Scientific Lives The Honourable Robert Boyle Esq., The Son Of Richard Boyle, The First Earl Of Cork, Was Born At Lis In The County Of Cork He Was Nursed By An Irish Nurse, After The Irish Manner, Where They Put The Child In A Pendulous Satchel Instead Of A Cradle, With A Slit For The Child S Head To Peep Out This New Selection From John Aubrey S Enormous Work Of 17th Century Biography, Brief Lives, Brings Together His Writings On Contemporary Scientists, Explorers And Men Of Innovation, Including Astronomer Edmund Halley, Celebrated Mapmaker Wenceslaus Hollar, And The Architects Christopher Wren And Inigo Jones Simultaneously Quirky, Amusing, And Informative, These Pieces Together Provide A Fascinating Portrait Of An Exciting And Inventive Age.


About the Author: John Aubrey

John Aubrey FRS was an English antiquary, natural philosopher and writer He is perhaps best known as the author of the Brief Lives, his collection of short biographical pieces He was a pioneer archaeologist, who recorded often for the first time numerous megalithic and other field monuments in southern England, and who is particularly noted as the discoverer of the Avebury henge monument The


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