Newton’s World

If you want to learn more about Isaac Newton's world, check out the following readings. The best place to start is the article which inspired this website:

* Schaffer, Simon. ‘Newton on the Beach: The Information Order of Principia Mathematica’. History of Science 47 (2009).

Further Reading
Broughton, Peter. ‘Arthur Storer of Maryland: His Astronomical Work and His Family Ties with Newton’. Journal for the History of Astronomy 19 (1988).

Cartwright, David. ‘The Tonkin Tides Revisited’. Notes and Records of the Royal Society 57 (2003).

Dew, Nicholas. ‘Scientific Travel in the Atlantic World: The French Expedition to Gorée and the Antilles, 1681–1683’. British Journal for the History of Science 43 (2010).

Dew, Nicholas. ‘Vers La Ligne: Circulating Measurements Around the French Atlantic’. In Science and Empire in the Atlantic World, edited by James Delbourgo and Nicholas Dew. Routledge, 2008.

Greenberg, John L. The Problem of the Earth’s Shape from Newton to Clairaut. Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Guerlac, Henry. Newton on the Continent. Cornell University Press, 1981.

Iliffe, Rob. ‘“Aplatisseur Du Monde et de Cassini”: Maupertuis, Precision Measurement, and the Shape of the Earth in the 1730s’. History of Science 31 (1993).

Jacob, Margaret C., and Larry Stewart. Practical Matter: Newton’s Science in the Service of Industry and Empire, 1687–1851. Harvard University Press, 2006.

Olmsted, John W. ‘The Scientific Expedition of Jean Richer to Cayenne (1672–1673)’. Isis 34 (1942).

Poskett, James. Horizons: A Global History of Science. Penguin, 2022, chp. 3.

Terrall, Mary. ‘Representing the Earth’s Shape: The Polemics Surrounding Maupertuis’s Expedition to Lapland’. Isis 83 (1992).