, Volume 21, Issue 3, pp 673–675 | Cite as

Shaping knowledge: Thomas Harriot and the mechanics of motion

Matthias Schemmel: The English Galileo: Thomas Harriot’s work on motion as an example of preclassical mechanics. Dordrecht: Springer, 2008, 2 vols., xxvi+762pp, €149.95 HB
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Campion CollegeOld ToongabbieAustralia

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