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Isaac Newton : Eighteenth-century Perspectives - A. Rupert Hall

Isaac Newton

Eighteenth-century Perspectives

Hardcover Published: 1st October 1998
ISBN: 9780198503644
Number Of Pages: 224

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For the first time, the early eighteenth century biographical notices of Sir Isaac Newton have been compiled into one convenient volume. Eminent Newtonian scholar Rupert Hall brings together the five biographies on Newton from this period and includes commentary on each translation. The centerpiece of the volume is a new translation of Paolo Frisi's 1778 biography, which was the first such work on Newton ever published. This comprehensive work also includes the biographies of Newton by Fontenelle (1727), Thomas Birch (1738), Charles Hutton (1795), and John Conduitt, as well as a bibliography of Newton's works. This book is a valuable addition to the works on Newton and will be of extreme interest to historians of science, Newtonian scholars, and general readers with an interest in the history of one of the world's greatest scientific geniuses.

Part 1: The Background Introduction John Conduitt's 'Memoir' Life records of Isaac Newton A short bibliography of Newton's writings published before 1800 Part 2: The Biographies Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle's Eloge Thomas Birch's article The Biographia Britannica article Paolo Frisi's Elogio Charles Hutton's article Afterword Abbreviated titles Notes Appendix: principal biographies of Isaac Newton Index

ISBN: 9780198503644
ISBN-10: 0198503644
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st October 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.48