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Willmoth, Frances 1957-

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Works: 17 works in 39 publications in 1 language and 534 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Conference proceedings  Bibliography‡vExhibition catalogs  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: 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 )
7 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 156 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 )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The correspondence of John Flamsteed, the first astronomer royal by John Flamsteed ( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The correspondence of John Flamsteed, the first Astronomer Royal by John Flamsteed ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 15 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 )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 10 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
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 correspondence of John Flamsteed, the first astronomer royal ( Book )
in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The grounde of artes by S. 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 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
The correspondence of John Flamsteed, the first astronomer royal by John Flamsteed ( Book )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The employment of surveyors in the fen drainage scheme of 1649-1656 : their status, role, and achievements by Frances Willmoth ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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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Alternative Names
Willmoth, Frances Helen 1957-
Languages
English (38)
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