The Correspondence of John Flamsteed, The First Astronomer Royal: Volume 1

The Correspondence of John Flamsteed, The First Astronomer Royal: Volume 1

by Eric Gray Forbes
     
 

Professor Eric Forbes left behind at his death an important collection of the letters of John Flamsteed (1646-1719), First Astronomer Royal. A leading figure in the final phases of the seventeenth-century scientific revolution, his extensive correspondence with 129 British and foreign scholars all over the world touches on many of the scientific discussions of the

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Professor Eric Forbes left behind at his death an important collection of the letters of John Flamsteed (1646-1719), First Astronomer Royal. A leading figure in the final phases of the seventeenth-century scientific revolution, his extensive correspondence with 129 British and foreign scholars all over the world touches on many of the scientific discussions of the day.

A detailed, scholarly work of reference, The Correspondence of John Flamsteed, The First Astronomer Royal: Volume 1 is an essential guide to the exciting developments in scientific thinking that occurred during the seventeenth century. It supplements the published correspondence of Isaac Newton and Henry Oldenburg, and will be an invaluable research tool, not only for historians of astronomy, but also for researchers examining how scientific thought developed.

Editorial Reviews

New Scientist
For all the trauma of a midlife crisis read this book. Its riveting.
Journal of the British Astronomy Association
Once again the editors, past and present, and the publishers are to be thoroughly congratulated on setting right 300 years of neglect of perhaps the most unjustly and persistently maligned figure in astronomical history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750301473
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/01/1995
Pages:
955
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.60(h) x 2.00(d)

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