- Paperback: 465 pages
- Publisher: Prometheus Books (19 Jun. 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0879759801
- ISBN-13: 978-0879759803
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.5 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 453,048 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Principia (Great Minds Series) Paperback – 19 Jun 1995
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About the Author
I. Bernard Cohen (1914-2003) was Victor S. Thomas Professor (Emeritus) of the History of Science at Harvard University. Among his recent books are "Benjamin Franklin's Science" (1996), "Interactions" (1994), and "Science and the Founding Fathers" (1992). Anne Whitman was coeditor (with I. Bernard Cohen and Alexander Koyre) of the Latin edition, with variant readings, of the "Principia" (1972). Julia Budenz, author of "From the Gardens of Flora Baum" (1984), is a multilingual classicist and poet. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
Obviously, not all of these things are in this book. In fact there is an entire separate volume dedicated to his work in optics. And yes, it is written in such a way to make it practically unreadable, so not one you can go to bed with.
However, purely on the earth moving implications of the work contained within these pages, it is my opinion that everyone should have a copy, if only to put on their shelf and be able to say: "I might not have read it, but it's the most important work that's ever been published. Kudos Newton"
Six stars if possible.
It is hard going in places becasue of the language he uses, but fun to read.
Find out directly from the great man what he was discovering.
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Ich denke that Principia shows its Englisches parochialism, especially so in greater Anglo-Saxonia. Ich very much prefer Galileo; besides, Italian secretaries are so much better!Published on 28 Sept. 2003 by Leibniz
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