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Toomer, G. J.

Overview
Works: 44 works in 163 publications in 6 languages and 2,319 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Observations 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator
Classifications: QB41, 520
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Most widely held works about G. J Toomer
 
Most widely held works by G. J Toomer
Ptolemy's Almagest by Ptolemy( Book )
27 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Campanus of Novara and medieval planetary theory. Theorica planetarum by Campano( Book )
17 editions published in 1971 in 4 languages and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Diocles on burning mirrors : the Arabic translation of the lost Greek original by Diocles( Book )
25 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in 4 languages and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conics, books V to VII : the Arabic translation of the lost Greek original in the version of the Banū Mūsā by Apollonius( Book )
9 editions published in 1990 in English and Multiple languages and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eastern wisedome and learning : the study of Arabic in seventeenth-century England by G. J Toomer( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this masterly and original study, Professor Toomer gives the first detailed account of this process, set against the religious and political background in England and in Europe. He shows how trade with the Ottoman Empire and mistrust of Islam influenced the study of Arabic. Finally, he traces the course and causes of the drastic decline in Arabic studies towards the end of the century
John Selden : a life in scholarship by G. J Toomer( Book )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sources in the history of mathematics and physical sciences ( )
in English and Multiple languages and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Apollonius: Conics Books V to VII the Arabic Translation of the Lost Greek Original in the Version of the Banū Mūsā by G. J Toomer( )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the first edition of the original text of the advanced part of the most important work on conic sections written in antiquity and one of the most influential works in mathematics. It is also the first literal English translation of it ever to be published. The purpose of the work is to make available, to those interested in the history of science and to mathematicians, a version of the work as close to the original as possible. This part of Apollonius' Conics is lost in the original Greek, and only an Arabic translation made in the 9th century survives. This text has never been published previously, and all "editions" of this part of Apollonius' work are based on the Latin translation from the Arabic published by Edmund Halley in 1710, which suffers from Halley's insufficient knowledge of Arabic and his use of a single manuscript. The present edition is based on all known manuscripts. Its other improvements over Halley's edition are: 1) the Arabic text with a full critical apparatus; 2) an accurate English translation (until now only a loose paraphrase, based on Halley's translation, has been available in English); 3) a commentary to elucidate both mathematical and historical difficulties. This book will replace Halley's edition and all its derivatives as the standard edition of this part of Apollonius' work
Conics : books V to VII; the Arabic translation of the lost Greek original in the version of the Banū Mūsā; in two volumes by Apollonius( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and Arabic and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Selden - a life in scholarship by G. J Toomer( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Selden - a life in scholarship by G. J Toomer( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A survey of the Toledan Tables by G. J Toomer( Book )
3 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
al-Bīrūni on transits; a study of an Arabic treatise entitled Tamhīd al-mustaqarr li-taḥqīq maʻná al-mamarr [romanized form] by Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad Bīrūnī( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conics : books V to VII ; the arabic translation of the lost Greek original of the version of the Banū Mūsā ; in two volumes by Apollonius( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in Arabic and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conics : books V to VII : the arabic translation of the lost Greek original of the version of the Banū Mūsā ; in two volumes. by Apollonius( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in Arabic and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conics, books V to VII. the Arabic translation of the lost Greek original in the version of the Banū Mūsā by Apollonius( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conics, books V to VII. the Arabic translation of the lost Greek original in the version of the Banū Mūsā by Apollonius( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conics books V to VII : the arabic translation of the lost Greek original in the version of the Banú Músá by Apollonius( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Otto Neugebauer, bibliography, 1925-1979 by G. J Toomer( )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tragicomical history of thermodynamics, 1822-1854 by C Truesdell( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Toomer, G.
Toomer, G. J.
Toomer Gerald
Toomer, Gerald J. 1931-
Toomer, Gerald James.
Toomer, Gerald John
Languages
English (124)
Arabic (6)
Multiple languages (4)
German (1)
Mohawk (1)
Latin (1)
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