Book ID: CBB000201233

Pushing Gravity: New Perspectives on Le Sage's Theory of Gravitation (2002)

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Edwards, Matthew R. (Editor)


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Publication Date: 2002
Physical Details: iv + 316 pp., illus., bibl.
Language: English

Description Includes historical and scientific articles on theories of gravity, focusing on George-Louis Le Sage's ideas. Contents includes: James *Evans, Gravity in the Century of Light: Sources, Construction and Reception of Le Sage's Theory of Gravitation (pp. 9-40); Frans van *Lunteren, Nicolas Fatio de Duillier on the Mechanical Cause of Universal Gravitation (pp. 41-60); E. J. *Aiton, Newton's Aether-Stream Hypothesis and the Inverse Square Law of Gravitation (pp. 61-64); Matthew R. *Edwards, Le Sage's Theory of Gravity: The Revival by Kelvin and Some Later Developments (pp. 65-78); Roberto de Andrade *Martins, Majorana's Experiments on Gravitational Absorption (pp. 219-238).


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Review Fraser, Craig (2004) Review of "Pushing Gravity: New Perspectives on Le Sage's Theory of Gravitation". Annals of Science: The History of Science and Technology (p. 233). unapi

Review Kragh, Helge (2002) Review of "Pushing Gravity: New Perspectives on Le Sage's Theory of Gravitation". Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology. unapi

Review Kleinert, Andreas (2002) Review of "Pushing Gravity: New Perspectives on Le Sage's Theory of Gravitation". Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (p. 698). unapi

Review Homburg, Ernst (2003) Review of "Pushing Gravity: New Perspectives on Le Sage's Theory of Gravitation". Ambix: Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry (p. 240). unapi

Review Steinle, Friedrich (2004) Review of "Pushing Gravity: New Perspectives on Le Sage's Theory of Gravitation". British Journal for the History of Science (p. 234). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Zehe, Horst
Maltese, Giulio
Dragoni, Giorgio
Pound, Robert V.
Rowlinson, John S.
Hong, Sungook
Journals
Physics in Perspective
Archive for History of Exact Sciences
Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Earth Sciences History: Journal of the History of the Earth Sciences Society
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Publishers
Gerstenberg
Joseph Henry Press
Olschki
Concepts
Physics
Gravitation
Experiments and experimentation
Mechanics
Electromagnetic waves; radiation
Relativity
People
Kelvin, William Thomson, Baron
Fatio de Duillier, Nicolas
Majorana, Quirino
Einstein, Albert
Le Sage, Georges-Louis
Maxwell, James Clerk
Time Periods
19th century
17th century
18th century
20th century, late
20th century
16th century
Places
Great Britain
Pisa (Italy)
Turin (Italy)
Peru
Italy
Institutions
Harvard University
Académie Royale des Sciences (France)
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