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The Last Man Who Knew Everything

Andrew Robinson

This is the extraordinary story of the polymath

Thomas Young, who cared less about what others

thought of him than for the unbridled pursuit of


  • Publication date: October 1, 2007
  • ISBN: 9781851685523
  • RRP: £9.99
  • Pages: 304


"This is a fascinating book"
BBC History Magazine
"Robinson's brisk and engaging biography succeeds in rescuing Young from the "dilettante" charge. His thumbnail sketches of the scientific debates that his hero altered – whether on nautical astronomy, theories of light or the Rosetta Stone – have a clarity and focus Young himself would cheer."
The Independent

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