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Harriot, Thomas 1560-1621

Works: 242 works in 610 publications in 5 languages and 8,816 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Conference proceedings  Pictorial works  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Maps 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Classifications: F229, B
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Thomas Hariot's Virginia by Thomas Harriot( Book )
119 editions published between 1588 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first account of the first English colony in America was written by one of the colonists
Thomas Harriot's Artis analyticae praxis an English translation with commentary by Thomas Harriot( )
12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The present work is the first ever English translation of the original text of Thomas Harriot's Artis Analyticae Praxis, first published in 1631 in Latin. Thomas Harriot's Praxis is an essential work in the history of algebra. Even though Harriot's contemporary, Viete, was among the first to use literal symbols to stand for known and unknown quantities, it was Harriot who took the crucial step of creating an entirely symbolic algebra. This allowed reasoning to be reduced to a quasi-mechanical manipulation of symbols. Although Harriot's algebra was still limited in scope (he insisted, for example, on strict homogeneity, so only terms of the same powers could be added or equated to one another), it is recognizably modern." "While Harriot's book was highly influential in the development of analysis in England before Newton, it has recently become clear that the posthumously published Praxis contains only an incomplete account of Harriet's achievement: his editor substantially rearranged the work before publishing it, and omitted sections that were apparently beyond comprehension, such as negative and complex roots of equations." "The commentary included with this translation relates the contents of the Praxis to the corresponding pages in his manuscript papers, which enables much of Harriet's most novel and advanced mathematics to be explored. This publication will become an important contribution to the history of mathematics, and it will provide the basis for a reassessment of the development of algebra."--Jacket
The greate invention of algebra : Thomas Harriot's treatise on equations by Jacqueline A Stedall( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book focuses on one hundred and forty of Harriot's manuscript pages, those concerned with the structure and solution of equations. The original material has been carefully ordered, translated, and annotated to provide the first complete edition of his work on this subject, and an extended introduction provides the reader with a lucid background to the work and explains its contents. Illustrations from the manuscripts provide fascinating reference material. The appendix discusses for correlations between Harriot's manuscripts and the texts of his contemporaries Viete, Warner, and Torporley."
Narrative of the first English plantation of Virginia by Thomas Harriot( Book )
9 editions published in 1893 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Artis analyticae praxis ad æquationes algebraïcas nouâ, expeditâ, & generali methodo, resoluendas by Thomas Harriot( Book )
21 editions published in 1631 in Latin and English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thomas Harriot : an Elizabethan man of science ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A report of the new found land in Virginia by Thomas Harriot( Book )
6 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Voyages en Virginie et en Floride by Thomas Harriot( Book )
8 editions published in 1927 in Multiple languages and French and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A briefe and true report of the new found land of Virginia, Sir Walter Raleigh's colony of MDLXXXV by Thomas Harriot( Book )
13 editions published in 1900 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Admiranda Narratio Fida Tamen, De Commodis Et Incolarvm Ritibvs Virginiae : Nvper Admodvm Ab Anglis, Qvi A Dn. Richardo Greinvile Eqvestris Ordine ... Anglico Scripta Sermone by Thomas Harriot( Book )
26 editions published between 1590 and 1608 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A vocabulary of Roanoke : from the writings of Thomas Hariot, John White, and Ralph Lane, and including the Pamlico vocabulary of John Lawson ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of some mistakes relating to Dr. Bradley's astronomical observations and Harriot's mss by A Robertson( Book )
1 edition published in 1822 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A brief and true report of the new found land of Virginia A facsimile ed. of the 1588 quarto by Thomas Harriot( Book )
4 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Amerika 1590 : Europas erste Bilder von der Neuen Welt ; der Virginia-Bericht Thomas Harriots mit 25 Kupferstichen Theodor de Brys nach den Bildern John Whites by Thomas Harriot( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
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Hariot, Thomas 1560-1621
Hariottius, Thomas 1560-1621
Hariottus, Thomas 1560-1621
Hariotus, Thomas 1560-1621
Harriot Thomas 1560-1621
Harriott, Thomas
Harriottus, Thomas 1560-1621
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Heriot Thomas 1560-1621
English (272)
Latin (46)
German (20)
French (4)
Multiple languages (4)