Scientist, Soldier, Statesman, Spy: Count Rumford - The Extraordinary Life of a Scientific Genius

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A scientific biography of Count Rumford, the founder of the Royal Institution, who arrived in England in 1776, and invented methods for improved heating, lighting and cooking, through his discovery of how heat was made.

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G.I. Brown taught chemistry and was a housemaster at Eton College until his retirement in 1984. He is the author of The Guinness History of Inventions (Guinness Publishing, 1996), several highly successful chemistry textbooks and The Big Bang: A History of Explosives (Sutton, 1998).

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