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Sex and the scientist : the indecent life of Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford (1753-1814) / Jane Merrill.

By: Merrill, Jane [author].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, c2018Description: xi, 246 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, plans, portraits ; 26 centimetres.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781476665924.Subject(s): Rumford, Benjamin, Graf von, 1753-1814 | Rumford, Benjamin, Graf von, 1753-1814 -- Friends and associates | Rumford, Benjamin, Graf von, 1753-1814 -- Relations with women | Physicists -- Great Britain -- Biography | Scientists -- Great Britain -- Biography | Physics -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century | Science -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th centurySummary: "One of the preeminent natural philosophers of the Enlightenment, Benjamin Thompson's inventions and scientific explorations include the insulated clothing, the thermos, convection ovens and double boilers. Thompson was popular with women--so much so that his personal life eclipsed his achievements. Drawing on Thompson's correspondence and diaries, this book examines his friendships and romantic relationships"--Provided by publisher.
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