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Toomer, G. J.

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Works: 64 works in 195 publications in 6 languages and 2,576 library holdings
Genres: Sources  History  Biography  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, ed
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 )

23 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 747 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 )

22 editions published in 1976 in 4 languages and held by 386 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 )

12 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eastern wisedome and learning : the study of Arabic in seventeenth-century England by G. J Toomer( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 185 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 )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sources in the history of mathematics and physical sciences( )

in English and Multiple languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conics, books V to VII. the Arabic translation of the lost Greek original in the version of the Ban? M?s? : Introduction, text, and translation by Apollonius( Book )

9 editions published in 1990 in English and Arabic and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conics, books V to VII. the Arabic translation of the lost Greek original in the version of the Banū Mūsā : Commentary, figures, and indexes by Apollonius( Book )

9 editions published in 1990 in English and Arabic and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ptolemy's Almagest by Claudius Ptolemaeus( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 12 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 )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 10 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 )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apollonius Conics books V to VII : the Arabic translation of the lost Greek original in the version of the Banu Musa by G. J Toomer( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
Kepler's physical astronomy by Bruce Stephenson( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in Undetermined and English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Kepler's Physical Astronomy is an account of Kepler's reformulation of astronomy as a physical science, and of his successful use of (incorrect) physics as a guide in his astronomical discoveries. It presents the only reliable account of the internal logic of Kepler's so-called first and second laws, showing how and to what extent Kepler thought he had derived them from his physical principles. It explains for the first time Kepler's attempt to use an obscure discovery of Tycho Brahe to unify and confirm all of his own physical theories. It also describes the intricate (and neglected) theory which Kepler developed to account for the additional anomalies needed for the theory of the moon
The astronomy of Levi ben Gerson (1288-1344) : a critical edition of chapters 1-20 with translation and commentary by Levi ben Gershom( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It would seem that S. Munk was the first modern scholar to draw attention to the significance of Levi ben Gerson's Astronomy, surely the most original work on astronomy written in Hebrew in the Middle Ages. Munk (1859, p. 500) called for a specialist to undertake a serious study of this work, but there was little response to his plea in the succeeding century. Indeed, this is the first edition of the Hebrew text of any part of Levi's Astronomy but for the table of contents (Renan, 1893, pp. 624-32), and the poems celebrating the invention of the Jacob Staff that appear in chapter 9 (Carlebach, 191Oa, pp. 152-53). The text of Levi's Astronomy is written in a ponderous Hebrew style but the content sparkles with originality. The Ptolemaic tradition is subjected to a profound critique based on the idea that the planetary models must conform both to Levi's own observations as well as those of the ancients, and the claim that astronomical theory must be philosophically sound. The enduring vigor of the Ptolemaic tradition has been characterized by O. Neugebauer as fol lows: "There is no better way to convince oneself of the inner coherence of ancient and medieval astronomy than to place side by side the Almagest, al BaWini's Opus astronomicum and Copernicus's De Revolutionibus. Chapter by chapter, theorem by theorem, table by table, these works run parallel" (1957, pp. 205-6)
Brook Taylor's work on linear perspective : a study of Taylor's role in the history of perspective geometry ; including facsimiles of Taylor's two books on perspective by Kirsti Andersen( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Study of Taylors Role in the History of Perspective Geometry. Including Facsimiles of Taylors̀ Two Books on Perspective
Pappus of Alexandria Book 7 of the Collection : Part 1. Introduction, Text, and Translation by G. J Toomer( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seventh book of Pappus's Collection, his commentary on the Domain (or Treasury) of Analysis, figures prominently in the history of both ancient and modern mathematics: as our chief source of information concerning several lost works of the Greek geometers Euclid and Apollonius, and as a book that inspired later mathematicians, among them Viete, Newton, and Chasles, to original discoveries in their pursuit of the lost science of antiquity. This presentation of it is concerned solely with recovering what can be learned from Pappus about Greek mathematics. The main part of it comprises a new edition of Book 7; a literal translation; and a commentary on textual, historical, and mathematical aspects of the book. It proved to be convenient to divide the commentary into two parts, the notes to the text and translation, and essays about the lost works that Pappus discusses. The first function of an edition of this kind is, not to expose new discoveries, but to present a reliable text and organize the accumulated knowledge about it for the reader's convenience. Nevertheless there are novelties here. The text is based on a fresh transcription of Vat. gr. 218, the archetype of all extant manuscripts, and in it I have adopted numerous readings, on manuscript authority or by emendation, that differ from those of the old edition of Hultsch. Moreover, many difficult parts of the work have received little or no commentary hitherto
DIOCLES On Burning Mirrors : the Arabic Translation of the Lost Greek Original by G. J Toomer( )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication would not have been what it is without the help of many institutions and people, which I acknowledge most gratefully. I thank the Central Library and Documentation Center, Iran, and its director, Mr. Iraji Afshar, for permission to publish photo graphs of that part of ms. 392 of the Shrine Library, Meshhed, containing Diocles' treatise. I also thank the authorities of the Shrine Library, and especially Mr. Ahmad GolchTn-Ma'anT, for their cooperation in providing photographs of the manuscript. Mr. GolchTn Ma'anT also sent me, most generously, a copy of his catalogue of the astronomical and mathematical manuscripts of the Shrine Library. I am grateful to the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, and the Universiteits-Bibliotheek, Leid'en, for providing me with microfilms of manuscripts I wished to consult, and to the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan, for granting me access to its manuscripts. The text pages in Arabic script and the Index of Technical Terms were set by a computer-assisted phototypesetting system, using computer programs developed at the University of Washington and a high-speed image-generation phototypesetting device. A continuous stream of text on punched cards was fed through the Katib formatting program, which broke up the text into lines and pages and arranged the section numbers and apparatus on each page. Output from Katib was fed through the compositor program Hattat to create a magnetic tape for use on the VideoComp phototypesetter
Philosophical essay on probabilities by Pierre Simon Laplace( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749-1827) is remembered among probabilitists today particularly for his "Theorie analytique des probabilites", published in 1812. The "Essai philosophique dur les probabilites" is his introduction for the second edition of this work. Here Laplace provided a popular exposition on his "Theorie". The "Essai", based on a lecture on probability given by Laplace in 1794, underwent sweeping changes, almost doubling in size, in the various editions published during Laplace's lifetime. Translations of various editions in different languages have apeared over the years. The only English translation of 1902 reads awkwardly today. This is a thorough and modern translation based on the recent re-issue, with its voluminous notes, of the fifth edition of 1826, with preface by Rene Thom and postscript by Bernard Bru. In the second part of the book, the reader is provided with an extensive commentary by the translator including valuable histographical and mathematical remarks and various proofs
 
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Campanus of Novara and medieval planetary theory. Theorica planetarum
Alternative Names
Gerald J. Toomer britischer Wissenschaftshistoriker

Gerald J. Toomer Brits wiskundige

Gerald J. Toomer historiador británico

Gerald J. Toomer historien britannique

Gerald J. Toomer storico e storico della scienza inglese

Toomer, G.

Toomer, G. J.

Toomer, G. J. 1934-

Toomer Gerald

Toomer, Gerald 1934-

Toomer, Gerald J. 1931-

Toomer, Gerald James.

Toomer, Gerald James 1934-

Toomer, Gerald John

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Campanus of Novara and medieval planetary theory. Theorica planetarumEastern wisedome and learning : the study of Arabic in seventeenth-century EnglandJohn Selden : a life in scholarshipPtolemy's Almagest