Amir R. Alexander - Mathematics - 2010 - 307 pages
Argues that the death of Evariste Galois, the founder of modern algebra, following a duel in 1832 marked the end of an era in mathematics.
Charles Babbage - Science - 1989 - 356 pages
Charles Babbage was a key figure of a great era of British history. Best remembered for his pioneering Difference and Analytical Engines, forerunners of the modern computer ...