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Passages from the Life of a Philosopher
Charles Babbage
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Passages from the Life of a Philosopher
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The eminent Victorian scientist and mathematician on his inventions, dreams and adventures.

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English
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Titlepage
Imprint
Epigraph
Dedication
Preface
Frontispiece
Passages from the Life of a Philosopher
I: My Ancestors
II: Childhood
Earliest Recollections
III: Boyhood
IV: Cambridge
V: Difference Engine No. I
Explanation of the Difference Engine
Of the Mechanical Arrangements Necessary for Computing Tables by the Method of Differences
Description of the Existing Portion of Difference Engine No. 1
VI: Statement Relative to the Difference Engine, Drawn Up by the Late Sir H. Nicolas from the Author’s Papers
VII: Difference Engine No. II
VIII: Of the Analytical Engine
IX: Of the Mechanical Notation
X: The Exhibition of 1862
Circumstances Connected with the Exhibition of the Difference Engine No. 1 in the International Exhibition of 1862
List of Mechanical Notations Proposed to Be Lent for the Exhibition
XI: The Late Prince Consort
XII: Recollections of the Duke of Wellington
XIII: Recollections of Wollaston, Davy, and Rogers
The Thaumatrope
XIV: Recollections of Laplace, Biot, and Humboldt
Alexander Humboldt
Of the Bonaparte Family
XV: Experience by Water
XVI: Experience by Fire
Baked in an Oven
A Living Volcano
Hot Springs
Earthquakes
Fire Damp
XVII: Experience Amongst Workmen
XVIII: Picking Locks and Deciphering
Deciphering
XIX: Experience in St. Giles’s
XX: Theatrical Experience
XXI: Electioneering Experience
XXII: Scene from a New Afterpiece, Called “Politics and Poetry;” or, “The Decline of Science”
Dramatis Personæ
Scenes, etc., Extracted
Act I
Scene I
Scene IV
Scene V
Scene VI
Scene VII
Scene IX
Scene X
Scene XI
Act II
Scene I
Scene IV
Scene VI
Scene VIII
Scene XII
XXIII: Experience at Courts
XXIV: Experience at Courts
XXV: Railways
XXVI: Street Nuisances
XXVII: Wit
XXVIII: Hints for Travellers
XXIX: Miracles
XXX: Religion
XXXI: A Vision
XXXII: Various Reminiscences
On Preventing the Forgery of Banknotes
An Émeute
Letters of Credit
The Speaker
Ancient Music
XXXIII: The Author’s Contributions to Human Knowledge
Of the Part Taken by the Author in the Formation of Various Scientific Societies
Calculus of Functions
Political Economy
Division of Labour
Cost of Any Article
Principles of Taxation
Monopoly
Miracles
XXXIV: The Author’s Further Contributions to Human Knowledge
Of Glaciers
Of the Causes of the Transformation of Condensed Snow Into Transparent Ice
Book and Parcel Post
Submarine Navigation
Difference Engine
Explanation of the Cause of Magnetic and Electric Rotations
Mechanical Notation
Occulting Lights
Night Signals
Sun Signals
Zenith-Light Signals
Greenwich Time Signals
Geological Theory of Isothermal Surfaces
Games of Skill
Problem of the Three Magnetic Bodies
XXXV: Results of Science
Registrar-General of Births, Deaths, etc.
Commissioners of Railways
XXXVI: Agreeable Recollections
Conclusion
Appendix
Miracles
Religion
Addition to the Chapter on Railroads
List of Mr. Babbage’s Printed Papers
Endnotes
List of Illustrations
Colophon
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