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Brewster, David 1781-1868

Overview
Works: 690 works in 2,081 publications in 4 languages and 16,874 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Periodicals  Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals  Textbooks  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Honoree, Correspondent, Arranger, Other, Author of introduction, Publishing director
Classifications: QC16.N7, 535
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Memoirs of the life, writings and discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton by David Brewster( Book )

65 editions published between 1855 and 2017 in English and German and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir David Brewster (1781-1868) was a Scottish physicist, mathematician, astronomer, inventor, and writer of international reputation. His biography of Sir Isaac Newton, published in 1855 and reissued in 1860, was the result of over twenty years' research, undertaken while publishing hundreds of scientific papers of his own. Brewster made use of previously unknown correspondence by Newton, and his own scientific interests, particularly in optics, meant that he was able to understand and explain Newton's work. It covered the many facets of Newton's personality and work, remaining the best available study of Newton for over a century. Brewster reveals much about the science of his own time in his handling of earlier centuries, and as a cleric was obviously uncomfortable about the evidence of Newton's unorthodox religious views and alchemical studies. Volume 2 covers the period from the dispute with Leibniz to Newton's death, and considers his posthumous reputation
A treatise on optics by David Brewster( Book )

90 editions published between 1831 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stereoscope : its history, theory, and construction by David Brewster( Book )

44 editions published between 1856 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters on natural magic : addressed to Sir Walter Scott, Bart. by David Brewster( Book )

85 editions published between 1832 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fascinating volume is a collection of letters on the subject of magic and science in ancient governments
The martyrs of science; or, The lives of Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler by David Brewster( Book )

77 editions published between 1840 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More worlds than one : the creed of the philosopher and the hope of the Christian by David Brewster( Book )

68 editions published between 1854 and 2012 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on new philosophical instruments for various purposes in the arts and sciences : with experiments on light and colours by David Brewster( Book )

21 editions published between 1813 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Sir Isaac Newton by David Brewster( Book )

27 editions published between 1831 and 1874 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Edinburgh philosophical journal by Royal Society of Edinburgh( )

in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Wernerian Natural History Society, etc
Brewster and Wheatstone on vision by David Brewster( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of geometry and trigonometry by A. M Legendre( Book )

33 editions published between 1830 and 1850 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Sir Isaac Newton by David Brewster( Book )

11 editions published in 1831 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Edinburgh encyclopaedia by Edinburgh Encyclopædia( Book )

18 editions published between 1813 and 1832 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A system of mechanical philosophy by John Robison( Book )

10 editions published in 1822 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The kaleidoscope, its history, theory and construction with its application to the fine and useful arts by David Brewster( Book )

21 editions published between 1858 and 1987 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on the microscope, forming the article under that head in the seventh edition of the Encyclopaedia britannica by David Brewster( Book )

12 editions published between 1837 and 1980 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ferguson's astronomy explained upon Sir Isaac Newton's Principles : with notes and supplementary chapters by James Ferguson( Book )

10 editions published in 1811 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuel d'optique : ou traité complet et simplifié de cette science by David Brewster( Book )

11 editions published between 1833 and 1883 in French and German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Address by David Brewster( Book )

7 editions published between 1850 and 1980 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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More worlds than one : the creed of the philosopher and the hope of the Christian
Alternative Names
Brewster, David 1781-1868 Sir

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Brewster, Sir David

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David Brewster

David Brewster Brits natuurkundige

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David Brewster schottischer Physiker, Erfinder des Kaleidoskops

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David Brüster

Девід Брюстер

Дейвид Брюстер

Дэвид Брюстер

Дэвид Брюстер британский астроном и математик

דייוויד ברוסטר

דייוויד ברוסטר סופר בריטי

ديفيد بروستر

دیوید بروستر

டேவிட் புரூஸ்டர்

დეივიდ ბრიუსტერი

ディヴィッド・ブリュースター

大卫·布儒斯特

Languages
English (686)

French (10)

German (2)

Italian (1)

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The martyrs of science; or, The lives of Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and KeplerMore worlds than one : the creed of the philosopher and the hope of the ChristianThe home life of Sir David Brewster