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North, John David

Overview
Works: 104 works in 411 publications in 6 languages and 10,262 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Portraits  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Redactor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John David North
The Norton history of astronomy and cosmology by John David North( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of astronomy and the universe
Stonehenge : a new interpretation of prehistoric man and the cosmos by John David North( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that Stonehenge's scientific purpose was to observe the setting midwinter sun, and that astronomical observations made by the ancient Britons were as rational and methodical as they are today
God's clockmaker : Richard of Wallingford and the invention of time by John David North( )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Richard of Wallingford, a medieval abbot, mathematician and scientist who built a pioneering astronomical and astrological clock
Stars, minds, and fate : essays in ancient and medieval cosmology by John David North( )

16 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The universal frame : historical essays in astronomy, natural philosophy, and scientific method by John David North( )

14 editions published in 1989 in English and Spanish and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmos : an illustrated history of astronomy and cosmology by John David North( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive history of humanity's search to find its place within the universe. North charts the history of astronomy and cosmology from the Paleolithic period to the present day
The measure of the universe; a history of modern cosmology by John David North( Book )

34 editions published between 1965 and 1990 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ambassadors' secret : Holbein and the world of the Renaissance by John David North( Book )

36 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North reexamines Holbein's masterpiece "The Ambassadors" and proposes a hidden meaning
Chaucer's universe by John David North( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isaac Newton by John David North( Book )

5 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Light of nature : essays in the history and philosophy of science presented to A.C. Crombie by John David North( Book )

16 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of essays is meant as a tribute to Alistair Crombie by some of those who have studied with him. The occasion of its publication is his seven tieth birthday - 4 November 1985. Its contents are a reflection - or so it is hoped - of his own interests, and they indicate at the same time his influence on subjects he has pursued for some forty years. Born in Brisbane, Australia, Alistair Cameron Crombie took a first degree in zoology at the University of Melbourne in 1938, after which he moved to Je sus College, Cambridge. There he took a doctorate in the same subject (with a dissertation on population dynamics - foreshadowing a later interest in the history of Darwinism) in 1942. By this time he had taken up a research position with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries in the Cambridge Zoological La boratory, a position he left in 1946, when he moved to a lectureship in the his tory and philosophy of science at University College, London. H.G. Andrewa ka and L.C. Birch, in a survey of the history of insect ecology (R.F. Smith, et al., History of Entomology, 1973), recognise the importance of the works of Crombie (with which they couple the earlier work of Gause) as the principal sti mulus for the great interest taken in interspecific competition in the mid 194Os
Mid-nineteenth-century scientists by John David North( Book )

11 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mid-Nineteenth-Century Scientists collects together the significant biographies of eight English scientists, namely, Charles Babbage, Charles Darwin, James Prescott Joule, Hugh Powell, Joseph Lister, and William Henry Perkin. This book covers a wide range of topics in mathematics, biology, physics, and chemistry
Stonehenge : neolithic man and the cosmos by John David North( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John North's new book, whose importance in its field it would be difficult to underestimate, has finally solved the riddle of Stonehenge. By an incisive combination of meticulous attention to archaeological surveys, and knowledge of the heavens as they were many millennia ago, North establishes here the function of the stones themselves and what we can know of the religion that caused them to be erected. He draws his evidence from, and his argument encompasses, many of the other prehistoric remains of Britain and the northern continent of Europe - the long barrows that are dotted over southern England, the circles of Avebury, the hill carvings of the White Horse at Uffington and the Long Man of Wilmington in Sussex. North shows how all these pieces fit together in an extraordinary way."--BOOK JACKET
The Fontana history of astronomy and cosmology by John David North( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard of Wallingford : an edition of his writings by Richard( Book )

22 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horoscopes and history by John David North( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between demonstration and imagination : essays in the history of science and philosophy presented to John D. North by Lodi Nauta( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and German and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays in this volume reflect the wide-ranging interests of John D. North, distinguished historian of science and philosophy. They take up various themes to which he has made important contributions: the development of scientific knowledge and methodology, the style of scientific and philosophical thought, and the uses of scientific knowledge in the making of instruments or the casting of horoscopes."--BOOK JACKET. "These essays will be of much interest to all historians of science and philosophy."--Jacket
Time and the scholastic universe by John David North( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and culture under William and Mary by Alfred Gustave Herbert Bachrach( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and Dutch and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verborgen betekenissen in de dichtkunst van Geoffrey Chaucer by John David North( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Norton history of astronomy and cosmology
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Stonehenge : a new interpretation of prehistoric man and the cosmosGod's clockmaker : Richard of Wallingford and the invention of timeStars, minds, and fate : essays in ancient and medieval cosmologyThe universal frame : historical essays in astronomy, natural philosophy, and scientific methodCosmos : an illustrated history of astronomy and cosmologyThe measure of the universe; a history of modern cosmologyThe Ambassadors' secret : Holbein and the world of the RenaissanceThe Light of nature : essays in the history and philosophy of science presented to A.C. Crombie
Alternative Names
John North britischer Wissenschaftshistoriker

John North Brits historicus

John North storico della scienza britannico

North, David 1934-2008

North, J. D.

North, J. D. 1934-2008

North, J. D. (John David)

North, J. D. (John David), 1934-2008

North, John

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North John 1934-2008

North, John D.

North, John David

North, John David 1934-2008

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Languages
English (261)

German (7)

Dutch (7)

Italian (6)

Spanish (5)

Polish (2)