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Harriot, Thomas 1560-1621

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Works: 252 works in 641 publications in 6 languages and 8,947 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Pictorial works  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Maps 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: F229, B
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Thomas Hariot's Virginia by Thomas Harriot( Book )

107 editions published between 1588 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first account of the first English colony in America was written by one of the colonists
A brief and true report of the new found land of Virginia by Thomas Harriot( Book )

17 editions published between 1888 and 2006 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The greate invention of algebra : Thomas Harriot's treatise on equations by Jacqueline A Stedall( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book focuses on one hundred and forty of Harriot's manuscript pages, those concerned with the structure and solution of equations. The original material has been carefully ordered, translated, and annotated to provide the first complete edition of his work on this subject, and an extended introduction provides the reader with a lucid background to the work and explains its contents. Illustrations from the manuscripts provide fascinating reference material. The appendix discusses for correlations between Harriot's manuscripts and the texts of his contemporaries Viete, Warner, and Torporley."
Thomas Harriot : an Elizabethan man of science( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A report of the new found land in Virginia by Thomas Harriot( Book )

9 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Harriot's Artis analyticae praxis : an English translation with commentary by Thomas Harriot( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present work is the first ever English translation of the original text of Thomas Harriot's Artis Analyticae Praxis, first published in 1631 in Latin. Thomas Harriot's Praxis is an essential work in the history of algebra. Even though Harriot's contemporary, Viete, was among the first to use literal symbols to stand for known and unknown quantities, it was Harriott who took the crucial step of creating an entirely symbolic algebra. This allowed reasoning to be reduced to a quasi-mechanical manipulation of symbols. Although Harriot's algebra was still limited in scope (he insisted, for example, on strict homogeneity, so only terms of the same powers could be added or equated to one another), it is recognizably modern. While Harriot's book was highly influential in the development of analysis in England before Newton, it has recently become clear that the posthumously published Praxis contains only an incomplete account of Harriot's achievement: his editor substantially rearranged the work before publishing it, and omitted sections that were apparently beyond comprehension, such as negative and complex roots of equations. The commentary included with this translation attempts to restore the Praxis to the state of Harrios draft. The authors based their work on manuscripts in the British Library, Pentworth House, and Lambeth Palace, and the commentary explores some of Harriot's most novel and advanced mathematics, very little of which has been published in the past. This publication will become an important contribution to the history of mathematics, and it will provide the basis for a reassessment of the development of algebra. The present work is the first ever English translation of the original text of Thomas Harriot's Artis Analyticae Praxis, first published in 1631 in Latin. Thomas Harriot's Praxis is an essential work in the history of algebra. Even though Harriot's contemporary, Viete, was among the first to use literal symbols to stand for known and unknown quantities, it was Harriott who took the crucial step of creating an entirely symbolic algebra. This allowed reasoning to be reduced to a quasi-mechanical manipulation of symbols. Although Harriot's algebra was still limited in scope (he insisted, for example, on strict homogeneity, so only terms of the same powers could be added or equated to one another), it is recognizably modern. While Harriot's book was highly influential in the development of analysis in England before Newton, it has recently become clear that the posthumously published Praxis contains only an incomplete account of Harriot's achievement: his editor substantially rearranged the work before publishing it, and omitted sections that were apparently beyond comprehension, such as negative and complex roots of equations. The commentary included with this translation relates the contents of the Praxis to the corresponding pages in his manuscript papers, which enables much of Harriot's most novel and advanced mathematics to be explored. This publication will become an important contribution to the history of mathematics, and it will provide the basis for a reassessment of the development of algebra
Sir Walter Ralegh and his colony in America by Increase N Tarbox( Book )

13 editions published between 1884 and 2010 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artis analyticae praxis ad quationes algebraïcas nouâ, expeditâ, & generali methodo, resoluendas by Thomas Harriot( Book )

19 editions published in 1631 in Latin and English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyages en Virginie et en Floride by Thomas Harriot( Book )

10 editions published in 1927 in French and Multiple languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A briefe and true report of the new found land of Virginia, Sir Walter Raleigh's colony of MDLXXXV by Thomas Harriot( Book )

11 editions published in 1900 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vocabulary of Roanoke : from the writings of Thomas Hariot, John White, and Ralph Lane, and including the Pamlico vocabulary of John Lawson( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Admiranda Narratio Fida Tamen, De Commodis Et Incolarvm Ritibvs Virginiae : Nvper Admodvm Ab Anglis, Qvi A Dn. Richardo Greinvile Eqvestris Ordine ... Anglico Scripta Sermone by Thomas Harriot( Book )

11 editions published between 1590 and 1608 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wunderbarliche doch warhafftige Erklärung von der Gelegenheit und Sitten der Wilden in Virginia ... by Thomas Harriot( Book )

7 editions published between 1590 and 1979 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wunderbarliche, doch warhafftige Erklärung von der Gelegenheit vnd Sitten der Wilden in Virginia by Theodor de Bry( Book )

8 editions published between 1590 and 1620 in German and English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English Galileo : Thomas Harriot's work on motion as an example of preclassical mechanics by Matthias Schemmel( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The short series The Historical Epistemology of Mechanics presents the long-term development of mechanical knowledge. The books in this series combine the presentation of a broad selection of relevant sources with in-depth analyses of the long-term development of mechanical knowledge focusing on the early modern period. This series is conceived in analogy to the four-volume series on The Genesis of General Relativity (BSPS 250). The English Galileo, the first book in this series, investigates the shared knowledge of preclassical mechanics by relating the work of Thomas Harriot on motion, docum
 
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Thomas Hariot's Virginia
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A brief and true report of the new found land of VirginiaThe greate invention of algebra : Thomas Harriot's treatise on equationsThomas Harriot : an Elizabethan man of scienceThomas Harriot's Artis analyticae praxis : an English translation with commentarySir Walter Ralegh and his colony in AmericaA vocabulary of Roanoke : from the writings of Thomas Hariot, John White, and Ralph Lane, and including the Pamlico vocabulary of John LawsonThe English Galileo : Thomas Harriot's work on motion as an example of preclassical mechanics