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Recreating Newton : Newtonian biography and the making of nineteenth-century history of science

Author: Rebekah Higgitt
Publisher: London : Pickering & Chatto, ©2007.
Series: Science and culture in the nineteenth century, no. 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author examines Isaac Newton's changing legacy during the 19th century. She focuses on 1820-70, a period that saw the creation of the specialized and secularized role of the 'scientist'.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Isaac Newton; David Brewster; David Brewster; Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebekah Higgitt
ISBN: 1851969063 9781851969067
OCLC Number: 137313664
Description: ix, 286 pages : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction 1 Jean-Baptiste Biot's 'Newton' and its Translation (1822-29) 2 Brewster's Life of Sir Isaac Newton (1831): Defending the Hero 3 Francis Baily's Account of the Reverend John Flamsteed (1835) 4 Newtonian Studies and the History of Science 1835-1855 5 Brewster's Memoirs of Sir Isaac Newton (1855): The 'Regretful Witness' 6 The 'Mythical' and the 'Historical' Newton Conclusion
Series Title: Science and culture in the nineteenth century, no. 2.
Responsibility: Rebekah Higgitt.
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