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Newton and the origin of civilization [electronic resource] / Jed Z. Buchwald & Mordechai Feingold.

By: Buchwald, Jed Z.
Contributor(s): Feingold, Mordechai.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, c2013Description: 1 online resource (ix, 528 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781400845187 (electronic bk.); 1400845181 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727 | Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727 -- Philosophy | Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727 -- Public opinion | Scientists -- England -- Biography | Philosophers -- England -- Biography | Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727. Chronology of ancient kingdoms amended | Chronology, Historical -- History -- 17th century | Civilization, Ancient -- Philosophy | Europe -- Intellectual life -- 17th century | Public opinion -- Europe -- History -- 17th century | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology | SCIENCE / Energy | SCIENCE / Mechanics / General | SCIENCE / Physics / GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Newton and the origin of civilization.DDC classification: 530.092 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [489]-514) and index.

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.

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