Sir William Petty's Memoir (1623-1687)

Sir William Petty's Memoir (1623-1687)

An English Physician, Scientist, and Cartographer

eBook - 2012
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The author wrote a faux memoir based on letters from William Petty that takes place six months before his death. A man of science and mathematics, this book is important precisely because it details his life experiences and family upbringing, his parenting style, along with how he accomplished everything. It takes a storytelling approach and reads like a novel. The main thesis of the book is that Petty developed the notion of salubrity, or quality of life, which he describes at length in these pages.
Publisher: Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, 2012
ISBN: 9780773429659
Characteristics: 1 online resource (165 pages)


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