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Dissenting spirit : Thomas Weaver, geologist and mining engineer / Peadar McArdle.

By: McArdle, Peadar.
Publisher: Dublin : The Liffey Press, [2018]Description: v, 290 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780995792746 : (pbk.).Subject(s): Weaver, Thomas, 1773-1855 | Geologists -- Ireland -- Biography | Mining engineers -- Ireland -- BiographyDDC classification: 550.92 Summary: Before he was thirty, at the beginning of the nineteenth century, Thomas Weaver was an accomplished engineer and geologist who was successfully managing Avoca's main copper mine and had brought order to the nearby gold workings. An engaging personality, weaver would partake as enthusiastically in a local ploughing contest as in a scholarly debate in London. His story sheds light on industrial and social conditions in pre-Famine Ireland and elsewhere. This book will appear to anyone interested in the science and industry of the early nineteenth century, as well as for students of the philosophy and history of science.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-282) and index.

Before he was thirty, at the beginning of the nineteenth century, Thomas Weaver was an accomplished engineer and geologist who was successfully managing Avoca's main copper mine and had brought order to the nearby gold workings. An engaging personality, weaver would partake as enthusiastically in a local ploughing contest as in a scholarly debate in London. His story sheds light on industrial and social conditions in pre-Famine Ireland and elsewhere. This book will appear to anyone interested in the science and industry of the early nineteenth century, as well as for students of the philosophy and history of science.

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