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Thomas Harriot and his world : mathematics, exploration, and natural philosophy in early modern England

Author: Robert Fox; Oriel College (University of Oxford)
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2012.
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A second volume of papers on Thomas Harriot that is based on the annual Harriot lectures delivered at Oriel College, Oxford between 2000 and 2009. It complements the previous volume, published as  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Thomas Harriot; Thomas Harriot
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Fox; Oriel College (University of Oxford)
ISBN: 9780754669609 0754669602
OCLC Number: 768335643
Notes: Papers based on the Harriot lectures delivered at Oriel College between 2000 and 2009.
Description: xviii, 255 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Contents: Preface; Thomas Harriot Lectures 1990-2009; Introduction; the many worlds of Thomas Harriot, Robert Fox; Thomas Harriot and the great mathematical tradition, Jon V. Pepper; Chymicorum in morem: refraction, matter theory, and secrecy in the Harriot-Kepler correspondence, Robert Goulding; Reconstructing Thomas Harriot's treatise on equations, Jacqueline Stedall; Harriot on combinations, Ian Maclean; Thomas Harriot as an English Galileo: the force of shared knowledge in early modern mechanics, Matthias Schemmel; Why Thomas Harriot was not the English Galilieo, John Henry; Patronizing, publishing, and perishing: Harriot's lost opportunities and his lost work 'Arcticon', Stephen Pumfrey; Last act? 1618 and the shaping of Sir Walter Ralegh's reputation, Mark Nicholls; Thomas Harriot and the mariner's culture on board a transatlantic ship in 1585, Pascal Brioist; Appendices: The 'perfect' Harriot/de Bry: cautionary notes on identifying an authentic copy of the deBry edition of Thomas Hariot's A Brief and True Report (1590), Larry E. Tise; Harriot's Latin, Charles Fantazzi; The portrait of Thomas Harriot, Diccon Swan; A bibliography of secondary sources relating to the work and life of Thomas Harriot, published since 2000, Daniel Jon Mitchell; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Fox.
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