Sir Jonas Moore : practical mathematics and restoration science /
|Author / Creator:||Willmoth, Frances, 1957-|
|Imprint:||Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY, USA : Boydell Press, 1993.|
|Description:||xi, 244 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.|
|Subject:||Moore, Jonas, -- Sir, -- 1617-1679|
Moore, Jonas, -- Sir, -- 1617-1679
Mathematicians -- England -- Biography.
Mathematics -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Science -- England -- History -- 17th century.
|URL for this record:||http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/1503528|
|Summary:||A life of Moore, 17th-century mathematician and scientist involved in the draining of the fens, the building of the mole at Tangier, and the foundation of the Royal Observatory.<br> <br> Sir Jonas Moore (1617-79) - practical mathematician, teacher, author, surveyor, cartographer, Ordnance Officer, courtier and patron of astronomy -had a remarkable career, and was one of the first to make a substantial fortune frommathematical practice. Dr Willmoth follows his progress to a knighthood, membership of the Royal Society, and favour at the court of Charles II; she assesses his contribution to the draining of the Great Level (under Cornelius Vermuyden) and the building of the Mole at Tangier, and records how, as Surveyor-General of the Ordnance, he became a patron of the new Royal Observatory at Greenwich. Her researches illustrate the changing views of mathematics at the time, and reinforce the argument for the 17th-century `scientific revolution'.<br> FRANCES WILLMOTH is currently working on an edition of John Flamsteed's correspondence. [East Anglian] Study of the life and varied career of SirJonas Moore (1617-79) - practical mathematician, teacher, author, surveyor, cartographer, Ordnance Officer, courtier and patron of astronomy - who was involved in the draining of the Great Level in the Fens.|
|Physical Description:||xi, 244 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.|
|Bibliography:||Includes bibliographical references (p. -233) and index.|
|ISBN:||0851153216 ( acid-free paper) : £35 ($70.00)|