The Resource Newton's tyranny : the suppressed scientific discoveries of Stephen Gray and John Flamsteed, David H. Clark and Stephen P.H. Clark

Newton's tyranny : the suppressed scientific discoveries of Stephen Gray and John Flamsteed, David H. Clark and Stephen P.H. Clark

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Newton's tyranny : the suppressed scientific discoveries of Stephen Gray and John Flamsteed
Title
Newton's tyranny
Title remainder
the suppressed scientific discoveries of Stephen Gray and John Flamsteed
Statement of responsibility
David H. Clark and Stephen P.H. Clark
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Language
eng
Summary
Sir Isaac Newton personifies the triumph of scientific reason over ignorance, yet Newton was a deeply complex man who sometimes aggressively tried to obscure the intellectual achievements of others. This is the story of two men who felt the full wrath of the great man's hostility: the Reverend John Flamsteed, the first Astronomer Royal, and Stephen Gray, a humble dyer and amateur scientist. United not only by a love of science, but by a bitter and protracted conflict with Newton, the two men made significant contributions to science despite the obstacles that Newton placed in their path. Gray produced the first experiment in electrical communications, and Flamsteed pioneered observational astronomy and navigation. Drawing upon letters and historical documents, the authors recreate the British scientific community of the early 18th century, an era in which the crucible of science was often heated by Machiavellian intrigue, uncontrollable ambition, and larger-than-life personalities.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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Clark, David H
Dewey number
509.42/09/033
Index
index present
LC call number
Q127.G4
LC item number
C55 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Clark, Stephen P. H
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  • Science
  • Newton, Isaac
  • Flamsteed, John
  • Gray, Stephen
  • Newton, Isaac
  • Flamsteed, John
  • Gray, Stephen
  • Sciences
  • Sciences
  • Histoire
  • Astronomie
  • Grande-Bretagne
Label
Newton's tyranny : the suppressed scientific discoveries of Stephen Gray and John Flamsteed, David H. Clark and Stephen P.H. Clark
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 3
  • The Cambridge Connection
  • 57
  • 4
  • The Sacrifice to Heavenly Truth
  • 85
  • 5
  • The End Game
  • 115
  • 6
  • Preface: Strange Connections
  • Respect and Recognition
  • 143
  • vii
  • 1
  • The Complex Paths to Truth
  • 1
  • 2
  • Friends and Foes
  • 29
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 188 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036756494
Label
Newton's tyranny : the suppressed scientific discoveries of Stephen Gray and John Flamsteed, David H. Clark and Stephen P.H. Clark
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 3
  • The Cambridge Connection
  • 57
  • 4
  • The Sacrifice to Heavenly Truth
  • 85
  • 5
  • The End Game
  • 115
  • 6
  • Preface: Strange Connections
  • Respect and Recognition
  • 143
  • vii
  • 1
  • The Complex Paths to Truth
  • 1
  • 2
  • Friends and Foes
  • 29
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 188 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036756494

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