Nathaniel Bowditch and the power of numbers : how a nineteenth-century man of business, science, and the sea changed American life /
"Nathaniel Bowditch (1773-1838), a mathematician, astronomer, and insurance executive--and a major agent of Enlightenment-era change ... took his personal work habits and blended them with the certainty and predictability of the science that he studied, creating something completely new for his...
Chapel Hill :
The University of North Carolina Press,
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