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Standing on the shoulders of giants : a longer view of Newton and Halley

Author: Norman Joseph William Thrower
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Isaac Newton; Edmond Halley; Isaac Newton; Edmond Halley; Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton; Edmond Halley
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Joseph William Thrower
ISBN: 0520065891 9780520065895
OCLC Number: 20995384
Notes: "Essays commemorating the tercentenary of Newton's Principia and 1985-1986 return of Comet Halley."
Based on a conference held at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library of the University of California, Los Angeles, Aug. 11-14, 1985.
Credits: Based on a conference held at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library of the University of California, Los Angeles, Aug. 11-14, 1985.
Description: xxvi, 429 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Newton and Halley. Newton, Halley, and the system of patronage / Richard S. Westfall and Gerald Funk --
Newton, Halley, and the Royal Observatory / Derek Howse --
Newton, Halley, and the Paris Observatory / Suzanne Débarbat --
Newton. "Such an impertinently litigious lady" : Hooke's "great pretending" vs. Newton's Principia and Newton's and Halley's theory of comets / David Kubrin --
Halley's two essays on Newton's Principia / I. Bernard Cohen --
Newton's "sleeping argument" and the Newtonian synthesis of science and religion / James E. Force --
Newton as alchemist and theologian / B.J.T. Dobbs --
Halley. Halley and the dimensions of the solar system / Albert Van Helden --
Halley, surveyor and military engineer : Istria, 1703 / Alan H. Cook --
Captain Edmond Halley, F.R.S., Royal Navy, and the practice of navigation / D.W. Waters --
The royal patrons of Edmond Halley, with special reference to his maps / Norman J.W. Thrower. Halley and the barometer / W.R. Albury --
Comets. The ancient history of Halley's comet / F. Richard Stephenson --
Halley, Delisle, and the making of the comet / Simon Schaffer --
Newton and the ongoing teleological role of comets / Sara Schechner Genuth --
The comet of 1680-1681 / Eric G. Forbes --
Edmund Halley : his interest in comets / David W. Hughes --
The first international Halley watch : guiding the worldwide search for comet Halley, 1755-1759 / Craig B. Waff.
Responsibility: edited by Norman J.W. Thrower.
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