Heath, Thomas Little Sir 18611940
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Works:  196 works in 1,314 publications in 6 languages and 16,045 library holdings 

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Most widely held works about
Thomas Little Heath
 Sir Thomas Little Heath by David Eugene Smith( Book )
 Sir Thomas Little Heath, K.C.B., K.C.V.O., F.R.S., 18611940 by Maurice Headlam( Book )
 Our stellar universe : a roadbook to the stars by Thomas Little Heath( Book )
 On the sizes and distances of the sun and moon by Aristarchus( Book )
 The thirteen books of Euclides's Elements by Euclid( Book )
Most widely held works by
Thomas Little Heath
A history of Greek mathematics by
Thomas Little Heath(
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182 editions published between 1921 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
""As it is, the book is indispensable; it has, indeed, no serious English rival.""Times Literary Supplement""Sir Thomas Heath, foremost English historian of the ancient exact sciences in the twentieth century.""Prof. W.H. Stahl""Indeed, seeing that so much of Greek is mathematics, it is arguable that, if one would understand the Greek genius fully, it would be a good plan to begin with their geometry.""The perspective that enabled Sir Thomas Heath to understand the Greek genius  deep intimacy with languages, literatures, philosophy, and all the sciences  brought him perhaps closer t
182 editions published between 1921 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
""As it is, the book is indispensable; it has, indeed, no serious English rival.""Times Literary Supplement""Sir Thomas Heath, foremost English historian of the ancient exact sciences in the twentieth century.""Prof. W.H. Stahl""Indeed, seeing that so much of Greek is mathematics, it is arguable that, if one would understand the Greek genius fully, it would be a good plan to begin with their geometry.""The perspective that enabled Sir Thomas Heath to understand the Greek genius  deep intimacy with languages, literatures, philosophy, and all the sciences  brought him perhaps closer t
The thirteen books of Euclid's Elements by
Euclid(
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58 editions published between 1856 and 2015 in English and held by 1,818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the definitive edition of one of the very greatest classics of all time  the full Euclid, not an abridgement. Utilizing the text established by Heilberg, Sir Thomas Heath encompasses almost 2500 years of mathematical and historical study upon Euclid. This unabridged republication of the original enlarged edition contains the complete English text of all 13 books of the Elements, plus a critical apparatus which analyzes each definition, postulate, and proposition in great detail. It covers textual and linguistic matters; mathematical analyses of Euclid's ideas; classical, medieval, Renaissance, modern commentators; refutations, supports, extrapolations, reinterpretations, and historical notes, all given with extensive quotes.  from back cover
58 editions published between 1856 and 2015 in English and held by 1,818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the definitive edition of one of the very greatest classics of all time  the full Euclid, not an abridgement. Utilizing the text established by Heilberg, Sir Thomas Heath encompasses almost 2500 years of mathematical and historical study upon Euclid. This unabridged republication of the original enlarged edition contains the complete English text of all 13 books of the Elements, plus a critical apparatus which analyzes each definition, postulate, and proposition in great detail. It covers textual and linguistic matters; mathematical analyses of Euclid's ideas; classical, medieval, Renaissance, modern commentators; refutations, supports, extrapolations, reinterpretations, and historical notes, all given with extensive quotes.  from back cover
The works of Archimedes by
Archimedes(
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102 editions published between 1897 and 2013 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Archimedes lived in the third century BC, and died in the siege of Syracuse. Together with Euclid and Apollonius, he was one of the three great mathematicians of the ancient world, credited with astonishing breadth of thought and brilliance of insight. His practical inventions included the waterscrew for irrigation, catapults and grappling devices for military defence on land and sea, compound pulley systems for moving large masses, and a model for explaining solar eclipses. According to Plutarch however, Archimedes viewed his mechanical inventions merely as 'diversions of geometry at play'. His principal focus lay in mathematics, where his achievements in geometry, arithmetic and mechanics included work on spheres, cylinders and floating objects. This classic 1897 text celebrates Archimedes' achievements. Part 1 places Archimedes in his historical context and presents his mathematical methods and discoveries, while Part 2 contains translations of his complete known writings
102 editions published between 1897 and 2013 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Archimedes lived in the third century BC, and died in the siege of Syracuse. Together with Euclid and Apollonius, he was one of the three great mathematicians of the ancient world, credited with astonishing breadth of thought and brilliance of insight. His practical inventions included the waterscrew for irrigation, catapults and grappling devices for military defence on land and sea, compound pulley systems for moving large masses, and a model for explaining solar eclipses. According to Plutarch however, Archimedes viewed his mechanical inventions merely as 'diversions of geometry at play'. His principal focus lay in mathematics, where his achievements in geometry, arithmetic and mechanics included work on spheres, cylinders and floating objects. This classic 1897 text celebrates Archimedes' achievements. Part 1 places Archimedes in his historical context and presents his mathematical methods and discoveries, while Part 2 contains translations of his complete known writings
The thirteen books of Euclid's Elements by
Euclid(
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29 editions published between 1952 and 1990 in English and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The thirteen books of Euclid's Elements. [Translated by Sir Thomas Health]  The works of archimedes, including the method. [Translated by Sir Thomas L. Health]  On conic sections, by apollonius of Perga. [ Translated by R. Catesby Taliaferro]  Introduction to arithmetic, by Nichomachus of Gerasa. [Translated by Martin L. D'Ooge]
29 editions published between 1952 and 1990 in English and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The thirteen books of Euclid's Elements. [Translated by Sir Thomas Health]  The works of archimedes, including the method. [Translated by Sir Thomas L. Health]  On conic sections, by apollonius of Perga. [ Translated by R. Catesby Taliaferro]  Introduction to arithmetic, by Nichomachus of Gerasa. [Translated by Martin L. D'Ooge]
Aristarchus of Samos, the ancient Copernicus : a history of Greek astronomy to Aristarchus, together with Aristarchus's Treatise
on the sizes and distances of the sun and moon : a new Greek text with translation and notes by
Thomas Little Heath(
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112 editions published between 1913 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Greek astronomer Aristarchus of Samos was active in the third century BCE, more than a thousand years before Copernicus presented his model of a heliocentric solar system. It was Aristarchus, however, who first suggested  in a work that is now lost  that the planets revolve around the sun. Edited by Sir Thomas Little Heath (18611940), this 1913 publication contains the ancient astronomer's only surviving treatise, which does not propound the heliocentric hypothesis. The Greek text is based principally on the tenthcentury manuscript Vaticanus Graecus 204. Heath also provides a facingpage English translation and explanatory notes. The treatise is prefaced by a substantial history of ancient Greek astronomy, ranging from Homer's first mention of constellations to work by Heraclides of Pontus in the fourth century BCE relating to the Earth's rotation. Heath's collection of translated ancient texts, Greek Astronomy (1932), is also reissued in this series
112 editions published between 1913 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Greek astronomer Aristarchus of Samos was active in the third century BCE, more than a thousand years before Copernicus presented his model of a heliocentric solar system. It was Aristarchus, however, who first suggested  in a work that is now lost  that the planets revolve around the sun. Edited by Sir Thomas Little Heath (18611940), this 1913 publication contains the ancient astronomer's only surviving treatise, which does not propound the heliocentric hypothesis. The Greek text is based principally on the tenthcentury manuscript Vaticanus Graecus 204. Heath also provides a facingpage English translation and explanatory notes. The treatise is prefaced by a substantial history of ancient Greek astronomy, ranging from Homer's first mention of constellations to work by Heraclides of Pontus in the fourth century BCE relating to the Earth's rotation. Heath's collection of translated ancient texts, Greek Astronomy (1932), is also reissued in this series
Mathematics by
Thomas Little Heath(
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44 editions published between 1923 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
44 editions published between 1923 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematics in Aristotle by
Thomas Little Heath(
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72 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
72 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Diophantus of Alexandria: a study in the history of Greek algebra by
Thomas Little Heath(
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82 editions published between 1885 and 2017 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
82 editions published between 1885 and 2017 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Greek astronomy by
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48 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Superb scholarly study documents extraordinary contributions of Pythagoras, Aristarchus, Hipparchus, Anaxagoras, many other thinkers in laying the foundations of scientific astronomy
48 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Superb scholarly study documents extraordinary contributions of Pythagoras, Aristarchus, Hipparchus, Anaxagoras, many other thinkers in laying the foundations of scientific astronomy
Treatise on conic sections by
Apollonius(
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68 editions published between 1896 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Active in Alexandria in the third century BCE, Apollonius of Perga ranks as one of the greatest Greek geometers. Building on foundations laid by Euclid, he is famous for defining the parabola, hyperbola and ellipse in his major treatise on conic sections. The dense nature of its text, however, made it inaccessible to most readers. When it was originally published in 1896 by the civil servant and classical scholar Thomas Little Heath (18611940), the present work was the first English translation and, more importantly, the first serious effort to standardise the terminology and notation. Along with clear diagrams, Heath includes a thorough introduction to the work and the history of the subject. Seeing the treatise as more than an esoteric artefact, Heath presents it as a valuable tool for modern mathematicians. His works on Diophantos of Alexandria (1885) and Aristarchus of Samos (1913) are also reissued in this series
68 editions published between 1896 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Active in Alexandria in the third century BCE, Apollonius of Perga ranks as one of the greatest Greek geometers. Building on foundations laid by Euclid, he is famous for defining the parabola, hyperbola and ellipse in his major treatise on conic sections. The dense nature of its text, however, made it inaccessible to most readers. When it was originally published in 1896 by the civil servant and classical scholar Thomas Little Heath (18611940), the present work was the first English translation and, more importantly, the first serious effort to standardise the terminology and notation. Along with clear diagrams, Heath includes a thorough introduction to the work and the history of the subject. Seeing the treatise as more than an esoteric artefact, Heath presents it as a valuable tool for modern mathematicians. His works on Diophantos of Alexandria (1885) and Aristarchus of Samos (1913) are also reissued in this series
The thirteen books of Euclid's elements ; The works of Archimedes, including The Methods ; On conic sections by
Euclid(
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1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The thirteen books of Euclid's Elements ; The works of Archimedes, including The method ; Introduction to arithmetic by Nicomachus by
Euclid(
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16 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
16 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Euclid's Elements : all thirteen books complete in one volume : the Thomas L. Heath translation by
Euclid(
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16 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
16 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The thirteen books of Euclid's Elements by
Euclid(
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6 editions published in 1908 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published in 1908 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Euclid in Greek by
Euclid(
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21 editions published between 1920 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
21 editions published between 1920 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The thirteen books of Euclid's Elements by
Euclid(
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40 editions published between 1926 and 1956 in English and Undetermined and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Volume 2 of 3volume set containing complete English text of all 13 books of the Elements plus critical analysis of each definition, postulate, and proposition. Covers textual and linguistic matters; mathematical analyses of Euclid's ideas; classical, medieval, Renaissance and modern commentators; refutations, supports, extrapolations, reinterpretations and historical notes. Vol. 2 includes Books IIIIX: Circles, relationships, rectilineal figures
40 editions published between 1926 and 1956 in English and Undetermined and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Volume 2 of 3volume set containing complete English text of all 13 books of the Elements plus critical analysis of each definition, postulate, and proposition. Covers textual and linguistic matters; mathematical analyses of Euclid's ideas; classical, medieval, Renaissance and modern commentators; refutations, supports, extrapolations, reinterpretations and historical notes. Vol. 2 includes Books IIIIX: Circles, relationships, rectilineal figures
The Method of Archimedes, recently discovered by Heiberg; a supplement to the Works of Archimedes, 1897 by
Archimedes(
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14 editions published between 1912 and 1955 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
14 editions published between 1912 and 1955 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Archimedes by
Thomas Little Heath(
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9 editions published between 1920 and 2010 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ancient Greek mathematician and inventor Archimedes (c.287212 B.C.) is remembered for such inventions as the Archimedian screw for raising water and the compound pulley. In mathematics he anticipated such scientific discoveries as integral calculus
9 editions published between 1920 and 2010 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ancient Greek mathematician and inventor Archimedes (c.287212 B.C.) is remembered for such inventions as the Archimedian screw for raising water and the compound pulley. In mathematics he anticipated such scientific discoveries as integral calculus
The Copernicus of antiquity (Aristarchus of Samos) by
Thomas Little Heath(
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14 editions published between 1920 and 2012 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
14 editions published between 1920 and 2012 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Our stellar universe : a roadbook to the stars by
Thomas Little Heath(
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1 edition published in 1905 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1905 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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 Euclid Author
 D'Ooge, Martin Luther 18391915 Translator
 Archimedes Author
 Taliaferro, R. Catesby (Robert Catesby) 19071989 Translator
 Aristarchus of Samos Author
 Diophantus of Alexandria Author
 Aristotle
 Euler, Leonhard 17071783 Other
 Apollonius of Perga Author
 Heiberg, J. L. (Johan Ludvig) 18541928 Publishing director Translator
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Algebra Archimedes Aristarchus Aristarchus,of Samos Aristotle Arithmetic Arithmetica (Diophantus, of Alexandria) Astronomers Astronomy Astronomy, Ancient Astronomy, Greek Conic sections Diophantus,of Alexandria Elements (Euclid) Euclid Euclid's Elements Fermat's theorem Geometry Geometry, AnalyticPlane Geometry, Projective Greece Greek language Heath, Thomas Little,Sir, Mathematics Mathematics, Greek Mechanics Nicomachus,of Gerasa On the sizes and distances of the sun and moon (Aristarchus, of Samos) Science Solar system Stars
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