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Newton on the Continent by Henry Guerlac - First Edition, First Printing - 1981 - from Uncommon Works, IOBA, ABAA, ILAB (SKU: 791)

Newton on the Continent

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Newton on the Continent

by Henry Guerlac

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Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1981. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near fine/fine. A very near fine first edition in a fine dust jacket. Buckram boards. Blue endpepers with price sticker of FFE. Half title page has dog-ear fold. Binding is sturdy, square and tight. Text clean and bright.169 pp. including index. Octavo, 6 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches tall. Henry Edward Guerlac (1910-1982) graduated from Cornell University in 1932, received a master's degree in biochemistry from Cornell in 1933, and a doctorate in European history from Harvard University in 1941. Before joining the Cornell faculty in 1946, he taught at Harvard and the University of Wisconsin, and for three years was the historian for the Radiation Laboratory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1964, he was named Goldwin Smith Professor of the History of Science and in 1970 he became director of the Society for the Humanities at Cornell. Guerlac was awarded the George Sarton Medal by the History of Science Society in 1973, was named a Guggenheim Fellow in 1978, and in 1982 was named Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur by the French government. Guerlac's books include Science in Western Civilization, Newton on the Continent, and Lavoisier: The Crucial Year, for which he received the Pfizer Prize in 1959. At the time of his death Professor Guerlac was completing an annotated edition of Newton's Opticks, which was first published in 1704. --- Cornell University


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Newton on the Continent
Henry Guerlac
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isaac newton, thermodynamics, gravity, light, optics
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