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This fourth volume covers the period which was probably the most varied of Newton's whole career. The Principia had already established Newton as the world's foremost mathematician and natural philosopher. In spite of the abstruse nature of the mathematical treatment adopted in its pages, the first edition was rapidly exhausted and, within a very few years, Newton was being urged to consider the preparation of the second edition. This was to contain, inter alia, his further researches upon the motion of the Moon, the solar system, and the behaviour of the comets. Not until 1694, however, did his thoughts upon this project assume definite shape. To carry out his plan, he had need of the most accurate observations available, and for these he turned to the Observatory at Greenwich, where John Flamsteed had been installed as King's Astronomer. So came about that close association between the two men which was to last for many years, though not without frequent interruptions.
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This fourth volume covers the period which was probably the most varied of Newton's whole career. The Principia had already established Newton as the world's foremost mathematician and natural philosopher.About the Author:
I. Bernard Cohen (1914-2003) was Victor S. Thomas Professor (Emeritus) of the History of Science at Harvard University. Among his recent books are "Benjamin Franklin's Science" (1996), "Interactions" (1994), and "Science and the Founding Fathers" (1992). Anne Whitman was coeditor (with I. Bernard Cohen and Alexander Koyre) of the Latin edition, with variant readings, of the "Principia" (1972). Julia Budenz, author of "From the Gardens of Flora Baum" (1984), is a multilingual classicist and poet.
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Book Description CAMBRIDGE AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1967. Condition: Very Good. *Price HAS BEEN reduced by 10% until Monday, Sept. 23 (sale item)* **THIS IS VOLUME 4 ONLY** 578 pp., Hardcover, very good in a chipped and worn dust jacket. Seller Inventory # ZB1079548
Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1967. Condition: Used: Good. ex library hardback with D/J, usual stamps/markings. 1967 1st edition c/w 7 plates. Plastic cover on D/J torn & D/J faded to spine, pages 487-490 are loose but intact - they appear never to have been bound. Otherwise in good/very good overall condition. Will despatch within 24 hours. Heavy book - 2.3kgs - will ship overseas for extra postage. Seller Inventory # SFL-48A06a
Book Description Edited by J.F. Scott, D.Sc. Published for the Royal Society. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1967. Orig. cloth binding. Dustjacket. xxxii,577, pp. Condition : Fine. Condition : as new copy. ISBN 9780521058155. Keywords : , history of science. Seller Inventory # 253480
Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1967. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. First Edition. Seller Inventory # SONG0521058155