By Barbara Charton
A finished, single-volume A-to-Z reference, A to Z of Marine Scientists profiles nearly a hundred and forty scientists who've contributed considerably to the sphere of marine technology. Emphasizing the scientists' contributions to the sphere in addition to their results on scientists in marine technology and comparable fields who undefined, A to Z of Marine Scientists will lead scholars and library clients throughout the vital and engaging points of the lives of these profiled whereas exposing readers to the heritage of many very important medical and technological suggestions.
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Always in fragile health, Brookes died of heart failure on November 12, 1908. ᨳ Buffon, Georges-Louis LeClerc, comte de (1707–1788) French Biologist, Natural Scientist Born in Montbard, central France, on September 7, 1707, Georges-Louis LeClerc was originally from a bourgeois family. His father, François LeClerc, married well; Anne-Christine Marlin was an heiress, and he became rich enough to buy a title. The future comte de Buffon’s early education was at the Jesuit College in Dijon, where he drifted away from his father’s legal profession to mathematics and then to Angers for further study.
Within months of their arrival, Nicholaus died, and Daniel wished to return to Basel. Since Johann wanted him to stay, he sent one of his 19 Daniel Bernoulli (E. F. Smith Collection, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania) own students, Leonard Euler, to St. Petersburg to work with Daniel. This association proved to be a fruitful one. Euler arrived in 1727, and Daniel stayed in St. Petersburg until 1733. During that time, he worked on vibrating systems. In this study, he analyzed the nodes and frequencies of vibrating strings, which is what create different sounds when a violin is played.
For example, while in Venice he designed an hourglass to be used at sea. This was important because the flow of sand was constant even on a ship pitching in heavy seas. This invention won a prize from the Paris Academy of Sciences. The attention generated by the prize, combined with the publication of the book, won him an appointment at St. Petersburg, Russia. On his journey there in 1725, he was accompanied by his older brother Nicholaus. Within months of their arrival, Nicholaus died, and Daniel wished to return to Basel.