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Science and Engineering in Ireland in 1798: A Time of Revolution

by  Patrick N. Wyse Jackson
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Book Details

Published by Royal Irish Academy

May 2000

Paperback / softback

Number of pages: 81

ISBN: 9781874045779

This book features the proceedings of a symposium organised by the National Committee for the History and Philosophy of Science, held in 1998. During the bicentenary of the 1798 Rebellion in Ireland, much attention was paid to the military and historical events of the period. The work of contemporary scientists was largely ignored by commentators. This volume seeks to redress the balance between history and the history of science and to place on record the achievements of Irish scientists in the late 1700s.

About the authors

Patrick N. Wyse Jackson

Patrick N. Wyse Jackson is an Associate Professor in the Geology department at the School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin. His research area has focused on bryozoans that range in age from the Ordovician to the Recent, with particular emphasis on Mississippian faunas. In addition to bryozoological studies, he has an interest in the history of geology and science, particularly in biographical aspects of Irish scientists. He is the editor of Science and Engineering in Ireland in 1798: A Time of Revolution (2000).