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6. Getting inside mathematics

6. Getting inside mathematics  

Jacqueline Stedall

in The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778094
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10.1093/actrade/9780199599684.003.0006
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9780199599684
Who invented algebra? Who invented calculus? ‘Getting inside mathematics’ looks at the possible answers to these questions alongside the introduction of mathematical notation and the ... More
5. A true hermetic philosopher

5. A true hermetic philosopher  

Rob Iliffe

in Newton: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191777202
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10.1093/actrade/9780199298037.003.0005
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9780199298037
‘A true hermetic philosopher’ explains how alchemy enjoyed a chequered reputation by the middle of the seventeenth century. It was part of a larger practice that was termed ‘chymistry’. In ... More
4. Some things we know, some things we don’t

4. Some things we know, some things we don’t  

Keith Thomson

in Fossils: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776090
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10.1093/actrade/9780192805041.003.0004
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‘Some things we know, some things we don't’ illustrates that palaeontology is a dynamic science because we still only know the fossil record imperfectly. The understanding that certain ... More
1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

Keith Thomson

in Fossils: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776090
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10.1093/actrade/9780192805041.003.0001
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The ‘Introduction’ outlines the aims of the book: to show what fossils are, to explain some of the concepts and principles upon which the study of fossils is based, and to discuss the ... More
5. Astronomy in the age of Newton

5. Astronomy in the age of Newton  

Michael Hoskin

in The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775727
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803061.003.0005
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9780192803061
The transformation in thinking about the how the planets relate to the Sun was followed by a whole change in understanding of the how the universe worked. Aristotle, the dominant figure in ... More
7. The divine book

7. The divine book  

Rob Iliffe

in Newton: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191777202
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10.1093/actrade/9780199298037.003.0007
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‘The divine book’ examines the development of Newton's thinking about celestial motions. By November 1685 he had completed a draft of the Principia. In the first book — the ‘Lectiones’ — he ... More
5. Mathematical livelihoods

5. Mathematical livelihoods  

Jacqueline Stedall

in The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778094
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10.1093/actrade/9780199599684.003.0005
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9780199599684
Over the centuries, there have been significant changes in the ways that mathematicians have been employed. A modern mathematician is very likely to work in education, finance, or industry, ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

David Muir Wood

in Civil Engineering: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777721
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10.1093/actrade/9780199578634.003.0001
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9780199578634
The term civil engineering has been used for rather more than 200 years. This ‘Introduction’ explores how civil engineering emerged as that branch of engineering concerned with the creation ... More
3. Gases and atoms

3. Gases and atoms  

William H. Brock

in The History of Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191785085
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10.1093/actrade/9780198716488.003.0004
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9780198716488
Until the mid-18th century, chemists had no understanding of the role of air in chemical changes. The Chemical Revolution was not merely conceptual, but also instrumental in that it ... More
3. The marvellous years

3. The marvellous years  

Rob Iliffe

in Newton: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191777202
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10.1093/actrade/9780199298037.003.0003
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‘The marvellous years’ describes Newton's years at Cambridge. The first decades of the seventeenth century witnessed an exponential growth in the understanding of the Earth and heavens, a ... More
Newton: A Very Short Introduction

Newton: A Very Short Introduction  

Rob Iliffe

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Jan 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191777202
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10.1093/actrade/9780199298037.001.0001
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book
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9780199298037
Newton: A Very Short Introduction introduces Newton's scientific studies in fields ranging from physics, astronomy, and mathematics, to alchemy. It also examines his ... More
4. The censorious multitude

4. The censorious multitude  

Rob Iliffe

in Newton: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2007
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9780191777202
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10.1093/actrade/9780199298037.003.0004
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‘The censorious multitude’ describes how, since its foundation in 1660, the Royal Society had fashioned what was effectively an official position regarding the best way to perform and write ... More
4. The sublunar world

4. The sublunar world  

Lawrence M. Principe

in The Scientific Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777493
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10.1093/actrade/9780199567416.003.0005
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‘The sublunar world’ explores how the early modern view of the world moved on from Aristotle's teachings. Nicholas Steno found that layers of rock provided information about the earth's ... More
2. A cultural phenomenon

2. A cultural phenomenon  

Keith Thomson

in Fossils: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2005
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9780191776090
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10.1093/actrade/9780192805041.003.0002
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‘A cultural phenomenon’ discusses the history of the understanding and explanation of fossils beginning with the work of English scientist Robert Hooke in the 17th century. His work ... More
5. The microcosm and the living world

5. The microcosm and the living world  

Lawrence M. Principe

in The Scientific Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2011
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Sep 2013
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‘The microcosm and the living world’ explores early modern thought on the human body and biology. Astrology had a large influence on early modern medicine, guiding personalised treatment ... More
6. Building a world of science

6. Building a world of science  

Lawrence M. Principe

in The Scientific Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2011
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10.1093/actrade/9780199567416.003.0007
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9780199567416
‘Building a world of science’ outlines how early modern scientific thought was applied to the real world problems of the day. The emergence of gunpowder on the battlefield made castles ... More
6. Bringing fossils to life

6. Bringing fossils to life  

Keith Thomson

in Fossils: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776090
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10.1093/actrade/9780192805041.003.0006
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9780192805041
‘Bringing fossils to life’ llustrates one ambitious aim of palaeontology: to understand what the fossil organisms were like in life — to reconstruct their appearance, their mechanical and ... More
9. Lord and master of all

9. Lord and master of all  

Rob Iliffe

in Newton: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2007
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9780191777202
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10.1093/actrade/9780199298037.003.0009
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9780199298037
‘Lord and master of all’ describes how Newton's election to President of the Royal Society in November 1703 reignited his interest in natural philosophy. His Opticks appeared in February ... More
4. Seismic waves

4. Seismic waves  

Mike Goldsmith

in Waves: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2018
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Nov 2018
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9780191842092
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10.1093/actrade/9780198803782.003.0004
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9780198803782
Sound waves travel very easily underground, often for many thousands of kilometres. These are usually referred to as a kind of seismic wave and are most often triggered by earthquakes, ... More
3. The superlunar world

3. The superlunar world  

Lawrence M. Principe

in The Scientific Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777493
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10.1093/actrade/9780199567416.003.0004
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9780199567416
‘The superlunar world’ outlines the astronomical developments of the scientific revolution. Ancient thinkers such as Plato and Ptolemy originated the ideas of planetary orbital spheres and ... More

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