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Hall, A. Rupert (Alfred Rupert) 1920-2009

Works: 306 works in 1,263 publications in 7 languages and 17,271 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Periodicals  Records and correspondence  Personal correspondence  Bibliographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Interviewee, Composer, Translator, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: Q125, 609
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Most widely held works by A. Rupert Hall
The scientific revolution, 1500-1800; the formation of the modern scientific attitude by A. Rupert Hall( Book )

81 editions published between 1934 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of technology by Charles Singer( Book )

7 editions published between 1954 and 1975 in English and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All was light : an introduction to Newton's Opticks by A. Rupert Hall( )

17 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opticks is Newton's most popular book. It is a complex work, the fruit of forty years of thought and investigation. Newton devoted various periods of experimentation to this final expression of his life's work and drew on the results of successive interactions with other scientists and thinkers. This introduction to his book seeks to disentangle the different layers of his thought in the light of these influences while explaining the development of the final text. It faces the problem of the changes in Newton's ideas in the course of the book's long preparation, touching on such deep questions of natural philosophy as atomism, forces, and the aether. The author also looks in detail at the way Newton has been interpreted both at home and abroad. This book, with its readable style and nonmathematical approach, should serve as an introduction to this area of Newton's science seen in the context of eighteenth century thought in Europe
Isaac Newton, adventurer in thought by A. Rupert Hall( Book )

36 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this elegant and absorbing biography of Isaac Newton (1642-1727), Rupert Hall surveys the vast field of modern scholarship in order to interpret Newton's mathematical and experimental approach to nature. Mathematics was always the deepest, the most innovative and the most productive of Newton's interests. However, Newton as historian, theologian, chemist, civil servant and natural philosopher is also part of the picture. Clearly these many diverse studies were to some extent unified in Newton's single design as a Christian to explore every facet of God's creation, not least his ways and purposes in relation to humanity. The story of Isaac Newton's life and discoveries has been greatly altered by exploration of his huge manuscript legacy during the last thirty to forty years. This research has thrown new light upon both his personality and his intellect. Rupert Hall's discussion of this research shows that Newton cannot simply be explained as a Platonist, mystic, or magus. He remains a complex and enigmatic genius with a mind both immensely imaginative and immensely commonsensical."--BOOK JACKET
The revolution in science, 1500-1750 by A. Rupert Hall( Book )

47 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origins and evolution of modern science are problems of perennial fascination. In the sixteenth and seventeeth centuries the West witnessed a fundamental and decisive change in man's attitude to the world about him, which led him to abandon his ancient intellectual traditions in quest of a new philosophy of Nature. The intellectual ferment of the period yielded a sharper spirit of enquiry, and from it, painfully but triumphantly, emerged modern science and the modern scientific mind. This revolution, and the rapid growth of scientific knowledge that came as a consequence, are the subjects of this book. -- Book cover
From Galileo to Newton, 1630-1720 by A. Rupert Hall( Book )

41 editions published between 1963 and 1982 in English and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The near century (1630-1720) that separates the important astronomical findings of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) and the vastly influential mathematical work of Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) represents a pivotal stage of transition in the history of science. As a result of the raging intellectual battle between tradition and innovation which began in the 15th century, science was penetrated by a new outlook which placed emphasis on experiment and observation. Galileo showed the promise of its new methods of discovery; Newton brought out their full force and effect. Galileo suffered from an attempt to censure scientific inquiry; Newton showed how science could discover the universal laws of nature. The triumph of this new outlook marked the birth of modern science. From Galileo to Newton describes those new patterns of thought that emerged during this time of great excitement and widespread controversy. It discusses the discoveries revealed by telescope and microscope in the work of Huygens and Leeuwenhoek, and the new speculations to which these gave rise; Boyle's attempts to include chemical experiments within a rational theory of matter, and those begun by Descartes to explain the workings of the body on the basis of chemical and physical principles; and the revolutionary ideas in astronomy which generated the transition from the Ptolemaic concept of the universe to the Copernican and the subsequent acceptance of the heliostatic system. Since the dawn of civilization man has tried to find logic in the mysterious and order in the chaotic. From Galileo to Newton will appeal to anyone who wants to know what modern science is all about and how it came into being. One of the foremost authorities on the history of science, Professor Hall is not only a scholar of great learning and originality, he also writes with clarity, liveliness, and a keen biographical sense. -- from back cover
Philosophers at war : the quarrel between Newton and Leibniz by A. Rupert Hall( Book )

30 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Probably the most celebrated controversy in all of the history of science was that between Newton and Leibniz over the invention of the calculus. The argument ranged far beyond a mere priority dispute and took on the character of a war between two different philosophies of nature. Newton was the first to devise the methods of the calculus, but Leibniz (who independently discovered virtually identical methods) was the first to publish, in 1684. Mutual toleration passed into suspicion and, at last, denunciation of each by the other as a fraud and a plagiarist. The affair became a scandal, as British mathematicians asserted Newton's claims before the public while their Continental colleagues hotly defended Leibniz's priority. Professor Hall analyzes the situation out of which the dispute arose, the circumstances that caused it to become embittered, the dispositions of the chief actors, and the shifts in their opinions of each other
Unpublished scientific papers of Isaac Newton; a selection from the Portsmouth collection in the University Library, Cambridge by Isaac Newton( Book )

32 editions published between 1962 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise of modern science by A. Rupert Hall( Book )

10 editions published between 1962 and 1965 in English and German and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The by Henry Oldenburg( Book )

39 editions published between 1965 and 1986 in English and Multiple languages and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of technology by A. Rupert Hall( )

in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballistics in the seventeenth century : a study in the relations of science and war with reference principally to England by A. Rupert Hall( Book )

20 editions published between 1950 and 1969 in English and French and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forfatteren skriver om ballistikkens udvikling primært i syttenhundredetallets England og skildrer undervejs relationen mellem krig og videnskab eller rettere de gamle matematikeres snævre samarbejde med artilleriet til afprøvning af deres matematiske teori. Emnerne er våbenstøberi, krudtfremstilling, artilleripraksis og forskning, og der forklares ved hjælp af begrænsede matematiske beskrivelser
A brief history of science by A. Rupert Hall( Book )

9 editions published between 1964 and 1988 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry More--magic, religion, and experiment by A. Rupert Hall( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A History of technology by Charles Singer( Book )

in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and society : historical essays on the relations of science, technology, and medicine by A. Rupert Hall( Book )

13 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isaac Newton : eighteenth century perspectives by A. Rupert Hall( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physic and philanthropy : a history of the Wellcome Trust, 1936-1986 by A. Rupert Hall( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essayes of natural experiments made in the Academie del cimento, under the protection of the Most Serene Prince Leopold of Tuscany by Italy) Accademia del cimento (Florence( Book )

16 editions published in 1964 in English and Dutch and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific literature in sixteenth & seventeenth century England : papers delivered by C. Donald O'Malley and A. Rupert Hall at the sixth Clark Library seminar, 6 May 1961 by Charles Donald O'Malley( Book )

8 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Isaac Newton, adventurer in thoughtThe revolution in science, 1500-1750From Galileo to Newton, 1630-1720Philosophers at war : the quarrel between Newton and LeibnizUnpublished scientific papers of Isaac Newton; a selection from the Portsmouth collection in the University Library, CambridgeHenry More--magic, religion, and experimentIsaac Newton : eighteenth century perspectives