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Willmoth, Frances 1957-

Overview
Works: 25 works in 53 publications in 2 languages and 565 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Conference proceedings  Bibliography‡vExhibition catalogs  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QB36.F6, 520.92
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Most widely held works by Frances Willmoth
Sir Jonas Moore : practical mathematics and restoration science by Frances Willmoth( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Jonas Moore (1617-79) - practical mathematician, teacher, author, surveyor, cartographer, Ordnance Officer, courtier and patron of astronomy - enjoyed a remarkable career by the standards of any age, and was one of the first to make a substantial fortune from mathematical practice. In the course of his 'rise' (as his friend John Aubrey termed it) from humble origins in Lancashire to a knighthood, membership of the Royal Society and favour at the court of Charles II, he participated in the two most ambitious projects of the age: the draining of the Great Level of the Fens (under the Dutch engineer Sir Cornelius Vermuyden) and the building of a massive harbour wall, the Mole, at Tangier. In later life his wealth and influence as Surveyor-General of the Ordnance enabled him to become a patron of the new Royal Observatory at Greenwich. This biography, the first detailed study of Moore, examines his career in the context of changing views of mathematics, especially in relation to 17th-century disputes about the proper nature of the discipline and its effectiveness as means of solving practical problems. It sheds light on the roles played by patrons and teachers of the subject, most notably the figurehead of English mathematicians, William Oughtred. It also illuminates the confidence in practical mathematics that inspired Moore's unique activities as a patron, and the uneasy relationship between this and the natural-philosophical concerns of the early Royal Society. This wide-ranging study challenges the current conventionally narrow view of mathematics in the time of the 17th-century 'scientific revolution'
Flamsteed's stars : new perspectives on the life and work of the first Astronomer Royal, 1646-1719( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of John Flamsteed, the first astronomer royal by John Flamsteed( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed, scholarly work of reference, The Correspondence of John Flamsteed, The First Astronomer Royal: Volume 1 is an essential guide to the exciting developments in scientific thinking that occurred during the seventeenth century. It supplements the published correspondence of Isaac Newton and Henry Oldenburg, and will be an invaluable research tool, not only for historians of astronomy, but also for researchers examining how scientific thought developed." -- Publisher's information
The correspondence of John Flamsteed, the first Astronomer Royal by John Flamsteed( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Whipple Museum of the History of Science : instruments and interpretations, to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of R.S. Whipple's gift to the University of Cambridge by Liba Chaia Taub( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drowned and drained : exploring Fenland records and landscape( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of John Flamsteed, the first Astronomer Royal by John Flamsteed( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondence of John Flamsteed vol 3 1703 to 1719 by Eric G Forbes( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This third volume of John Flamsteed's correspondence contains the letters he wrote and received between June 1703 and his death at the end of 1719. It thus completes the three-volume series
Sir Jonas Moore (1617-79) : practical mathematician and patron of science by Frances Willmoth( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The grounde of artes by Stephen A Johnston( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of John Flamsteed, the first astronomer royal( Book )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of John Flamsteed, the first astronomer royal by John Flamsteed( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematical sciences and military technology : the Ordnance Office in the reign of Charles II by Frances Willmoth( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The ingenious and unwearied Mr Abraham Sharp': a transitional figure in the making of precision instruments by Frances Willmoth( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of John Flamsteed, the first astronomer royal( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of John Flamsteed, the first Astronomer Royal by John Flamsteed( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This third volume of John Flamsteed's correspondence contains the letters he wrote and received between June 1703 and his death at the end of 1719. It thus completes the three-volume series
Römer, Flamsteed, Cassini and the speed of light by Frances Willmoth( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of John Flamsteed, the first astronomer royal by John Flamsteed( Book )

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

 
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Sir Jonas Moore : practical mathematics and restoration science
Alternative Names
Willmoth, Frances Helen 1957-

Languages
English (46)

German (1)

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Flamsteed's stars : new perspectives on the life and work of the first Astronomer Royal, 1646-1719The correspondence of John Flamsteed, the first astronomer royalThe Whipple Museum of the History of Science : instruments and interpretations, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of R .S . Whipple's gift to the University of CambridgeThe correspondence of John Flamsteed, the first Astronomer RoyalThe Whipple Museum of the History of Science : instruments and interpretations, to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of R.S.  Whipple's gift to the University of CambridgeThe correspondence of John Flamsteed, the first Astronomer RoyalCorrespondence of John Flamsteed vol 3 1703 to 1719The correspondence of John Flamsteed, the first astronomer royal