Toomer, G. J.
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Works:  37 works in 191 publications in 6 languages and 2,465 library holdings 

Genres:  History Sources Biography Periodicals Observations Manuscripts 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Translator, ed 
Classifications:  AC1, 522 
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G. J Toomer
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Most widely held works by
G. J Toomer
The almagest by
Ptolemy(
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30 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ptolemy, Copernicus, KeplerGreat Books
30 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ptolemy, Copernicus, KeplerGreat Books
Campanus of Novara and medieval planetary theory. Theorica planetarum by
Campano(
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18 editions published in 1971 in 4 languages and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
18 editions published in 1971 in 4 languages and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Diocles on burning mirrors : the Arabic translation of the lost Greek original by
Diocles(
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25 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 385 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 GolchTnMa'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 UniversiteitsBibliotheek, 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 computerassisted phototypesetting system, using computer programs developed at the University of Washington and a highspeed imagegeneration 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
25 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 385 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 GolchTnMa'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 UniversiteitsBibliotheek, 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 computerassisted phototypesetting system, using computer programs developed at the University of Washington and a highspeed imagegeneration 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
Conics, books V to VII : the Arabic translation of the lost Greek original in the version of the Banū Mūsā by
Apollonius(
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47 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 286 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
47 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 286 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
Eastern wisedome and learning : the study of Arabic in seventeenthcentury England by
G. J Toomer(
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16 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book narrates the extraordinary growth in the study of Arabic in England from the late sixteenth century, when it was almost nonexistent, to the end of the seventeenth. By its high point around 1666, England was preeminent among European countries in the study of Arabic. Permanent chairs of Arabic had been established at Oxford and Cambridge, and specialized presses in Oxford and London had produced important Arabic works
16 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book narrates the extraordinary growth in the study of Arabic in England from the late sixteenth century, when it was almost nonexistent, to the end of the seventeenth. By its high point around 1666, England was preeminent among European countries in the study of Arabic. Permanent chairs of Arabic had been established at Oxford and Cambridge, and specialized presses in Oxford and London had produced important Arabic works
John Selden : a life in scholarship by
G. J Toomer(
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13 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
13 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sources in the history of mathematics and physical sciences(
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in English and Multiple languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
in English and Multiple languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Selden  a life in scholarship by
G. J Toomer(
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6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
alBīrūni on transits; a study of an Arabic treatise entitled Tamhīd almustaqarr litaḥqīq maʻná almamarr [romanized
form] by
Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad Bīrūnī(
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5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A survey of the Toledan Tables by
G. J Toomer(
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3 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tragicomical history of thermodynamics, 18221854 by
C Truesdell(
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1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Otto Neugebauer, bibliography, 19251979 by
G. J Toomer(
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1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A survey of the Toledan Tables by
G. J Toomer(
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1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The History of Greek and Roman science : a selected, annotated bibliography by David Hahn(
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1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edward Pococke's Arabic Translation of Grotius "De veritate" by
G. J Toomer(
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1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Olaf Pedersen: A survey of the Almagest. (Acta historica scientiarum naturalium et medicinalium, vol. 30), Odense University
Press, 1974 ... : [review] by
G. J Toomer(
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1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Zermelo's axiom of choice : its origins, development, and influence by
Gregory H Moore(
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1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book chronicles the work of mathematician Ernst Zermelo (18711953) and his development of set theory's crucial principle, the axiom of choice. It covers the axiom's formulation during the early 20th century, the controversy it engendered, and its current central place in set theory and mathematical logic. 1982 edition"
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book chronicles the work of mathematician Ernst Zermelo (18711953) and his development of set theory's crucial principle, the axiom of choice. It covers the axiom's formulation during the early 20th century, the controversy it engendered, and its current central place in set theory and mathematical logic. 1982 edition"
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 Selden, John 15841654
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Gerald J. Toomer britischer Wissenschaftshistoriker
Gerald J. Toomer Brits wiskundige
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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