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Brewster, David 1781-1868

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A treatise on optics by David Brewster( Book )

116 editions published between 1831 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of the life, writings and discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton by David Brewster( Book )

49 editions published between 1855 and 2019 in English and held by 711 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 1 covers the period up to about 1700, and includes disputes with Leibniz over the development of calculus
The stereoscope : its history, theory, and construction by David Brewster( Book )

47 editions published between 1856 and 2015 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

95 editions published between 1800 and 2020 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

70 editions published between 1832 and 2017 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fascinating volume is a collection of letters on the subject of magic and science in ancient governments
Ferguson's lectures on select subjects in mechanics, hydrostatics, hydraulics, pneumatics, optics, geography, astronomy, and dialing by James Ferguson( Book )

46 editions published between 1805 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

84 editions published between 1854 and 2017 in English and French and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir David Brewster (1781-1868) was a distinguished scientist and inventor who frequently turned the results of his research to practical ends; his work on the diffraction of light, for example, led to his developing improved reflectors for lighthouses and inventing two popular Victorian toys, the stereoscope and the kaleidoscope. He was also active as the editor of the Edinburgh Magazine and the Edinburgh Encyclopaedia (1808-1830) and contributed to the seventh and eighth editions of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, as well as writing many articles for a variety of philosophical and scientific journals. He was deeply religious, and in More Worlds Than One (1854) he set out to counter the arguments against extra-terrestrial life of William Whewell's recently published Of the Plurality of Worlds (also reissued in this series), urging that Whewell's 'extraordinary doctrine' was wrong on scientific grounds
The martyrs of science; or, The lives of Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler by David Brewster( Book )

78 editions published between 1840 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ferguson's Astronomy, explained upon Sir Isaac Newton's Principles by James Ferguson( Book )

24 editions published between 1811 and 1978 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 1858 and 1987 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Edinburgh philosophical journal by Royal Society of Edinburgh( )

in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Wernerian Natural History Society (Edinburgh), etc
The Edinburgh encyclopaedia by David Brewster( Book )

29 editions published between 1813 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brewster and Wheatstone on vision by David Brewster( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 227 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( )

14 editions published between 1837 and 1981 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A system of mechanical philosophy by John Robison( Book )

21 editions published between 1822 and 1971 in English and held by 209 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 held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 1824 and 1848 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters on natural magic : addressed to Sir Walter Scott by David Brewster( )

36 editions published between 1832 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fascinating volume is a collection of letters on the subject of magic and science in ancient governments
Manuel d'optique : ou traité complet et simplifié de cette science by David Brewster( )

17 editions published between 1833 and 1883 in French and German and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters on natural magic by David Brewster( Book )

43 editions published between 1832 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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More worlds than one : the creed of the philosopher and the hope of the Christian
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