Correspondence of John Flamsteed, the First Astronomer Royal by Eric Gray Forbes
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Correspondence of John Flamsteed, the First Astronomer Royal
By Eric Gray Forbes

The Correspondence of John Flamsteed, the First Astronomer Royal

Edited by See other recent books by Eric Gray Forbes See other recent books by Lesley Murdin See other recent books by Frances Willmoth
Format: Hardback

Checking availability...



Correspondence of John Flamsteed, the First Astronomer Royal by Eric Gray Forbes

Book Description

The Correspondence of John Flamsteed: The First Astronomer Royal, Three Volume Set explores the work of Flamsteed through his letters. The first volume serves as an essential guide to the exciting developments in scientific thinking that occurred during the seventeenth century by supplementing the published correspondence of Isaac Newton and Henry Oldenburg. It will be an invaluable research tool, not only for historians of astronomy, but also for researchers examining how scientific thought developed. The second volume contains the letters Flamsteed wrote and received from June 1682 to the spring of 1703. A leading figure in the final phases of the seventeenth-century scientific revolution, his extensive correspondence with 129 British and foreign scholars touches on many of the scientific discussions of the day. Some of these exchanges involved established correspondents, chiefly Newton and Wallis, but members of a younger generation, such as Stephen Gray, William Derham, and Abraham Sharp, appear with increasing frequency, especially after 1700. The last volume of the set includes letters from 451 to 1250.

Buy Correspondence of John Flamsteed, the First Astronomer Royal book by Eric Gray Forbes from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780750308199
ISBN-10: 0750308192
Classification: Diaries, letters & journals , Astronomy, space & time , Biography: historical, political & military
Format: Hardback (235mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 704
Imprint: Institute of Physics Publishing
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


You might also like...

Great Archaeologists by Brian Fagan Great Archaeologists by Brian Fagan

Organized into six thematic sections, this title gives short, vivid biographies and fresh assessments of the achievements of 70 of the worlds greatest practitioners, written by a 40-strong team of contributors, themselves all eminent archaeologists and authors. It is suitable for those fascinated by the human past and its discovery.

Abdullah Gul and the Making of the New Turkey by Gerald M. Maclean Abdullah Gul and the Making of the New Turkey by Gerald M. Maclean

The only English Language biography of President Abdullah Gul - a significant figure in Turkey's recent political developments and the lead candidate as Turkey's next Prime Minister

Last Stalinist by Paul Preston Last Stalinist by Paul Preston

The life of the complex, ruthless adversary of General Franco, whose life spanned much of Spain's turbulent 20th century.

Back in the Fight by Joseph Kapacziewski Back in the Fight by Joseph Kapacziewski

Originally published: New York: St. Martin's Press, 2013.

» View more books like these...

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Correspondence of John Flamsteed, the First Astronomer Royal book by Eric Gray Forbes and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Eric Gray Forbes close
»
Recent books by Lesley Murdin close
»
Recent books by Frances Willmoth close
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close