Motte, Andrew 1734
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Andrew Motte
Most widely held works by
Andrew Motte
Mathematical principles of natural philosophy ; and, Optics by Isaac Newton (
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133
editions published
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1729
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2007
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3,693
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The mathematical principles of natural philosophy  Of the motion of bodies Newton's system of the world
Prefaces and prologues to famous books, with introductions, notes and illustrations by Charles W Eliot (
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8
editions published
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1909
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2004
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English
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459
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Prefaces, mainly from English works, from Caxton to H.A. Taine
Newton's Principia. The mathematical principles of natural philosophy by Isaac Newton (
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12
editions published
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1846
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2008
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English
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369
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The mathematical principles of natural philosophy by Isaac Newton (
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5
editions published
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1729
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English
and held by
167
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A treatise of the mechanical powers by Andrew Motte (
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2
editions published
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1727
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1733
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English
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20
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Sir Isaac Newton's Mathematical principles of natural philosophy : selections by Isaac Newton (
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2
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1934
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1951
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English
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14
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The Principia by Isaac Newton (
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4
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1995
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English
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12
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Newton's Principia: The Central Argument makes the great adventure of Principia available not only to modern scholars of history of science, but also to nonspecialist undergraduate students of humanities. It moves carefully from Newton's definitions and axioms through the essential propositions, as Newton himself identified them, to the establishment of universal gravitation and elliptical orbits. The guidebook unfolds what is implicit in Newton's words as he himself would have filled in the steps and completes the argument in ways that are authentic and not anachronistic, exactly following Newton's thinking rather than substituting tools of modern calculus or the formulations of modern physics. It is Newton in his own terms, allowing students to reconstruct Newton's propositions authentically. It is not a commentary or a presentation of Newton's propositions as they might appear in a modern textbook. Rather, this guidebook unfolds what is implicit in Newton's words as he would have filled in the steps, while completing the argument in ways that are not anachronistic. Newton's Principia: The Central Argument presents Newton's original text (the selections newly translated for this edition), offers notes and questions for pondering, and then expands Newton's sketched proofs step by step. Following his original proofs exactly eliminates the common confusions and misinterpretations of what Newton assumed and what he proved in the course of the development of his great work. Densmore's painstaking reconstruction of Newton's original thought processes makes this work a significant contribution to Newtonian scholarship. Most works of Newtonian scholarship from his time through the present have bypassed the difficulty of true reconstruction by translating Newton's proofs into algebra and modern calculus. This misses the essence of Newton's masterpiece (he deliberately chose not to use algebra or calculus) and sometimes leads to outright mistakes. Readers and scholars who want to know what Newton really said, as opposed to how one might prove the same things in a different way, will find the full proofs nowhere else.from publisher description
The gardeners dictionary : containing the method of cultivating and improving the kitchen, fruit and flower garden. As also, the physick garden, wilderness, conservatory, and vineyard according to the practice of the most experienc'd gardener of the present age. Interspers'd with the history of the plants, the characters of each genus, and the names of all the particular species, in Latin and English; and an explanation of all the terms used in botany and gardening. Together with accounts of the nature and use of barometers, thermometers, and hygrometers proper for gardeners; and of the origin, causes, and nature of meteors, and the particular influences of air, earth, fire and water upon vegetation, according to the best natural philosophers. Adorn'd with copper plates by Philip Miller (
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English
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7
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Oration on the dignity of man by Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (
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1
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1956
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English
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6
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"The enduring value of Pico's work is due, not to his Quixotic quest of an accord between Pagan, Hebrew, and Christian traditions," John Addington Symonds writes, "but to the noble spirit of confidence and humane sympathy with all great movements of the mind, which penetrates it." Out of the bulk of the works of Count Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, who challenged the doctors of the schools to dispute with him on nine hundred grave questions, the only production widely read nowadays is this brief discourse, "The Dignity of Man," delivered by him in 1486, at Rome, when he was only twentyfour years old. The oration, which was his glove dashed down before authority, lives as the most succinct expression of the mind of the Renaissance
Isaac Newton's Mathematical principles of natural philosophy and his system of the world by Isaac Newton (
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5
editions published
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1947
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1962
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English
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5
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The gardeners dictionary : containing the methods of cultivating and improving the kitchen, fruit and flower garden. As also, the physick garden, wilderness, conservatory, and vineyard, according to the practice of the most experienc'd gardeners of the present age. Interspers'd with the history of the plants, the characters of each genus, and the names of all the particular species, in Latin and English ; and an explanations of all the terms used in botany and gardening. Together with accounts of the nature and use of barometers, thermometers, and hygrometers proper for gardeners ; and of the origin, causes and nature of meteors, and the particular influences of air, earth, fire and water upon vegetation, according to the best natural philosophers. ... by Philip Miller (
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2
editions published
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1731
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English
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4
libraries
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Great books of the western world by Isaac Newton (
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1
edition published
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1952
in
English
and held by
4
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Newton
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1
edition published
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1955
in
English
and held by
3
libraries
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The Korân by Muḥammad (
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2
editions published
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1733
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English
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2
libraries
worldwide
Also published as The Korad, or AlKorna of Mohammed: The Bible of the East
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Newton, Isaac 16421727 Author

Cajori, Florian 18591930 Translator Editor

Thompson, Silvanus P. (Silvanus Phillips) 18511916 tra Translator

Crawford, R. T. (Russell Tracy) 1876 Editor

Whitman, Walt 18191892

Wordsworth, William 17701850

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Bacon, Francis 15611626

Raleigh, Walter Sir 1552?1618

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Andrew Motte British mathematician Motte, Andrew d. 1730 Motte, Andrew d. 1734
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