A Sonnet to Science

A Sonnet to Science Scientists and Their Poetry

Paperback (09 Nov 2020) | English

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Synopsis

A sonnet to science presents an account of six ground-breaking scientists who also wrote poetry, and the effect that this had on their lives and research. How was the universal computer inspired by Lord Byron? Why was the link between malaria and mosquitos first captured in the form of a poem? Whom did Humphry Davy consider to be an 'illiterate pirate'? Written by leading science communicator and scientific poet Dr Sam Illingworth, A sonnet to science presents an aspirational account of how these two disciplines can work together, and in so doing aims to convince both current and future generations of scientists and poets that these worlds are not mutually exclusive, but rather complementary in nature.

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Manchester University Press

Manchester University Press

Founded in 1904, MUP is the third largest University Press in England and publishes monographs and textbooks by authors from all over the world. Currently publishing 145 new books a year and managing a portfolio of 14 journals as well as an extensive backlist of over 1000 titles, the Press sells more than 150,000 books each year to a global audience. The Press exports some 50 percent of output to more than 60 countries using representatives in Britain, Ireland and Europe and agents elsewhere including North America, Canada and Australia.

Book information

ISBN: 9781526152268
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 821.0080356
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 224
Weight: -1g
Height: 216mm
Width: 138mm