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Newton and the origin of civilization / Jed Z. Buchwald & Mordechai Feingold.

  • Buchwald, Jed Z.
Date
[2013], ©2013
  • Books

About this work

Publication/Creation

Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, [2013], ©2013.

Physical description

ix, 528 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 26 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. [489]-514) and index.

Contents

Troubled Senses -- Troubled Numbers -- Erudition and Chronology in Seventeenth-Century England -- Isaac Newton on Prophecies and Idolatry -- Aberrant Numbers : The Propagation of Mankind before and after the Deluge -- Newtonian History -- Text and Testimony -- Interpreting Words -- Publication and Reaction -- The War on Newton in England -- The War on Newton in France -- The Demise of Chronology -- Evidence and History -- Appendix A: Signs, Conventions, Dating, and Definitions -- Appendix B: Newton's Computational Methods -- Appendix C: Commented Extracts from Newton's MS Calculations -- Appendix D: Placing Colures on the Original Star Globe -- Appendix E: Hesiod, Thales, and Stellar Risings and Settings.

Languages

  • English


Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    History of Medicine
    BZP (Newton)
    Open shelves

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ISBN

  • 9780691154787
  • 0691154783