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Thomson, William

Edited by Dear and Peter Kemp

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

Second edition

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199205684
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191727504
Thomson, William

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first Baron Kelvin (1824–1907),

Scottish physicist, who had a profound influence as a synthesizer on 19th-century physics, and helped lay the foundations for this discipline today. He also made a great impact on maritime affairs when, in ...

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Subjects: Maritime History

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