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Thomas Harriot : an Elizabethan man of science

Author: Robert Fox; Thomas Harriot
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume assembles nine studies of the life and work of Thomas Harriot (1560-1621), an astronomer and mathematician whose activities embraced not only science but also philosophical debate. These  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Thomas Harriot; Thomas Harriot; Thomas Hariot; Thomas Harriot
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Fox; Thomas Harriot
ISBN: 0754600785 9780754600787
OCLC Number: 44915069
Description: x, 317 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Thomas Harriot lectures, 1990-99 --
Introduction: Thomas Harriot. An Elizabethan man of science / Robert Fox --
Thomas Harriot and the problem of America / David B. Quinn --
Thomas Harriot and the Northumberland household / Gordon R. Batho --
Harriot's physician: Theodore de Mayerne / Hugh Trevor-Roper --
The natural philosophy of Thomas Harriot / Hilary Gatti --
Thomas Harriot and the field of knowledge in the English Renaissance / Stephen Clucas --
Instruments, mathematics, and natural knowledge: Thomas Harriot's place on the map of learning / J.A. Bennett --
Harriot's algebra: reputation and reality / Muriel Seltman --
Stars and atoms / John D. North --
Harriot, Oxford, and twentieth-century historiography / John J. Roche --
The religion of Thomas Harriot / Scott Mandelbrote --
The possible portraits of Thomas Harriot / Gordon R. Batho --
Thomas Harriot's manuscripts / Gordon R. Batho --
A bibliography of secondary sources relating to the life and work of Thomas Harriot, published since 1974 / Katherine D. Watson.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Fox.

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