Scientists of Wales: William Morgan - Eighteenth Century Actuary, Mathematician and Radical

Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru

Scientists of Wales: William Morgan - Eighteenth Century Actuary, Mathematician and Radical

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Treth yn gynwysedig. Cyfrif cludiant yn y man talu.

Awdur: Nicola Bruton Bennetts

ISBN: 9781786836182 
Dyddiad Cyhoeddi: 15 Hydref 2020
Cyhoeddwr: Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru / University of Wales Press, Caerdydd
Fformat: Clawr Meddal, 216x138 mm, 288 tudalen
Iaith: Saesneg

Cofiant sy'n egluro cyfraniad y gwyddonydd William Morgan i ddatblygu'r mathemateg sy'n sail i reolaeth arian cronfeydd pensiwn. Canolbwyntir hefyd ar ei arbrawf pan greodd diwb pelydr-X, ac archwilir ei syniadau gwleidyddol, di-flewyn ar dafod a'i fywyd preifat, cythryblus.

Darparwyd yr isod gan y Cyhoeddwr:
Tabl Cynnwys:
Acknowledgements
List of Illustrations
William Morgan Family Tree
Prologue
Chapter 1: Bridgend
Chapter 2: Newington Green
Chapter 3: Blackfriars
Chapter 4: 1780 – Flaming June
Chapter 5: At War
Chapter 6: A Beautiful Green Light
Chapter 7: Risk and Reward
Chapter 8: Verbal Fisticuffs
Chapter 9: Stamford Hill
Chapter 10: A Stupendous Event
Chapter 11: Bushill Fields
Chapter 12: A Radical Friend
Chapter 13: A Trumpet of Liberty
Chapter 14: Trial for High Treason
Chapter 15: Pitt’s Gagging Acts
Chapter 16: Invasion, Panic and Mutiny
Chapter 17: The Reign of Terror
Chapter 18: Diaspora
Chapter 19: The Price of Success
Chapter 20: Family, Celebrations and Calamities
Chapter 21: A Costly Peace
Chapter 22: Rise, Progress, Misrepresentation
Chapter 23: A Fragment
Chapter 24: Final Years
Chapter 25: Afterwards
Chapter 26: Epilogue
Bibliography

Bywgraffiad Awdur:
Nicola Bruton Bennetts is an independent scholar with a background in teaching and journalism.

Gwybodaeth Bellach:
• This book will be the first full length biography of William Morgan, a founding figure in the development of actuarial science and the insurance business in the UK.
• This biography explains William Morgan's role in developing the mathematics that underpin the money management of pension funds.
• It focuses also on the experiment in which Morgan created an X-ray tube, and examines his outspoken political views and turbulent private life.
• As well as exploring his public life, this biography uses unpublished family letters to open a window on Morgan's private life.