From Galileo to Newton

Catalogue Number: 1559
From Galileo to Newton
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Hewett collection
Author: HALL A Rupert
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1981
Edition: Dover Edition
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: New York
Publisher/Manufacturer: Dover Publications Inc
Description Of Item: Paperback, 380 pages. 35 illustrations
Historical Significance: This book is an account of a pivotal stage of transition in the history of science from Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) to Isaac Newton (1642-1724), a time period of nearly 100 years during which science shifted to place emphasis on observation and experiment. Galileo made the Gaililean telescope in 1609; Newton made enormous contributions to optics and understanding vision. The book was first published in 1963 by Harper and Row NY under the title 'From Galileo to Newton 1630 to 1720.' It was Volume III in the series 'The rise of modern science'.
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum (Abe books $15)
Date Acquired: August 2010
Condition: Very good
Location: Nathan Library. Hewett collection

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