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The Resource Thomas Harriot : a life in science, Robyn Arianrhod

Thomas Harriot : a life in science, Robyn Arianrhod

Label
Thomas Harriot : a life in science
Title
Thomas Harriot
Title remainder
a life in science
Statement of responsibility
Robyn Arianrhod
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Thomas Harriot (1560-1621) was a pioneer in both the figurative and literal sense. Navigational adviser and loyal friend to Sir Walter Ralegh, Harriot took part in the first expedition to colonize Virginia. Not only was he responsible for getting Ralegh's ships safely to harbor in the New World, once there he became the first European to acquire a working knowledge of an indigenous language (he also began a lifelong love of tobacco, which may have been his undoing). Harriot's abilities were seemingly unlimited and nearly awe-inspiring. He was the first to use a telescope to map the moon's craters, and, independently of Galileo, discovered and recorded sunspots. He preceded Newton (whose fame eclipsed his) in his discovery of the properties of the prism.Though his thinking depended on a more natural, intuitive approach than those who followed him, Harriot laid the foundations of what in Newton's time would become modern physics. Robyn Arianrhod's biography offers the human face of scientific discovery, a lived example of the way in which science actually progresses."--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Arianrhod, Robyn
Dewey number
509.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q143.H36
LC item number
A75 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Harriot, Thomas
  • Harriot, Thomas
  • Scientists
  • Explorers
  • Virginia
  • Discovery and exploration, English
  • Explorers
  • Scientists
  • Great Britain
  • Virginia
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General
Label
Thomas Harriot : a life in science, Robyn Arianrhod
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Harriot's London -- Sea fever -- The science of sea and sky -- Practical navigation (and why the winds blow) -- America at last -- Preparing for Virginia -- Roanoke Island -- After Roanoke -- War, and a new calendar -- New chances -- Setback -- Royal refraction -- Spirals and turmoil -- Changing of the guard -- Algebra, rainbows, and an infamous plot -- Solving the rainbow -- Conversations with Kepler -- Atomic speculations -- Gravity -- Mathematics, Jamestown, Guiana -- The end of an era -- All things must pass -- Resurrecting Harriot
Control code
on1043305708
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 361 pages
Isbn
9780190271855
Lccn
2018024943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1043305708
Label
Thomas Harriot : a life in science, Robyn Arianrhod
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Harriot's London -- Sea fever -- The science of sea and sky -- Practical navigation (and why the winds blow) -- America at last -- Preparing for Virginia -- Roanoke Island -- After Roanoke -- War, and a new calendar -- New chances -- Setback -- Royal refraction -- Spirals and turmoil -- Changing of the guard -- Algebra, rainbows, and an infamous plot -- Solving the rainbow -- Conversations with Kepler -- Atomic speculations -- Gravity -- Mathematics, Jamestown, Guiana -- The end of an era -- All things must pass -- Resurrecting Harriot
Control code
on1043305708
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 361 pages
Isbn
9780190271855
Lccn
2018024943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1043305708

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