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Henry Cavendish

Chemist, Physicist (10-Oct-1731 — 24-Feb-1810)


Arthur John Berry. Henry Cavendish: His Life and Scientific Work. Hutchinson. 1960. 208pp.

Christa Jungnickel; Russell McCormmach. Cavendish. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society. 1996. 414pp.

Russell McCormmach. Speculative Truth: Henry Cavendish, Natural Philosophy, and the Rise of Modern Theoretical Science. Oxford University Press. 2004. 258pp.

David Philip Miller. Discovering Water: James Watt, Henry Cavendish, and the Nineteenth Century "Water Controversy". Ashgate Publishing. 2003. 316pp.

George Wilson. The Life of the Hon. Henry Cavendish: Including Abstracts of His More Important Scientific Papers, and a Critical Inquiry Into the Claims of All the Alleged Discoverers of the Composition of Water. Cavendish Society. 1851. 478pp.


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  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.279)

  7. Who's Who in Aviation History (p.39)

  8. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.131)

  9. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography (p.124)

  10. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.97)

  11. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.92)

  12. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.87)

  13. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.136)

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