Where There's a Will, There's a Way!: Or, Science in the Cottage; An Account of the Labours of Naturalists in Humble Life

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Cambridge University Press, Dec 22, 2011 - Literary Collections - 238 pages
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During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries many scientists, naturalists, engineers and inventors from humble backgrounds, largely self-taught, made significant contributions to British science. This 1873 book by James Cash (1839-1909) celebrates their achievements in natural history, while promoting a 'self-help' ideology, stressing how disadvantages could be overcome by those with ability and determination. Many of his subjects corresponded with great names such as William Jackson Hooker, and sent specimens or local information which helped build up the larger picture. Cash gives particular attention to men from the north of England, where many men engaged in the cloth trade were also notable plant collectors. His subjects include George Caley, a weaver self-taught in Latin and French, and whom Sir Joseph Banks employed to go to New South Wales as a collector; Edward Hobson, a factory worker; and John Horsefield, a self-taught weaver who memorised the Linnaean orders at his loom.
  

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Contents

EARLY ENGLISH BOTANISTS
1
BOTANY IN LANCASIIRE
10
JOHN Dnwnvnsrz PoL1T1cAL TROUBLES
16
EDWARD HOBSON or MANCHESTER
41
HoBs0iIs LAsr
59
JOHN HORSEFIELD OF PRESTWICH
67
JAMES CROWTHER OF MANCHESTER
77
Jonn MELLOR on ROYTON
90
Joan MARTIN on TYLDESLEY
108
Gnonen CROZIER AND THOMAS TOWNLEY on MANCHESTER
119
THE LESSKNOWN NATURALISTS or LANOASHIBE
132
SAMUEL Gnason OF HEBDEN BRIDGE
157
EL1As HALL OF OASTLETON
165
MATHEMATIGIANS IN HUMBLE LIFE
215
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James Cash is an aspiring movie writer/ novelist by night and a wine vendor by day. He is a 31 year old native of Atlanta Georgia and has been writing poetry and storytelling as far back as he can remember. Cash decided to take his expressive talents to the next level by combining storytelling with his resilient desire to write. He is able to write beautiful biblical laced stories while thoughtfully crossing lines that some authors would overlook or avoid. James Cash writes with two perspectives in mind, and a strong will to bring two worlds eye-to-eye, both, believers, and non-believers. He started working on his first novel "Valley of God" at the beginning of (2010) and is now a self-published author.

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