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John Napier by Havil, Julian
John Napier: Life, Logarithms, and Legacy
by Havil, Julian
 
The first contemporary biography to take an in-depth look at the multiple facets of Napier's story: his privileged position as the son of influential Scottish landowners; his reputation as a magician who dabbled in alchemy; his interest in agriculture; his involvement with a notorious outlaw; his staunch anti-Catholicism; his interactions with such peers as Kepler and Tycho Brahe; and, most notably, his estimable mathematical legacy as the inventor of logarithms.
 
Published 20141005 by Princeton, Hardcover, 296 Pages, ISBN: 9780691155708, ISBN-10: 0691155704, List Price $37.50.

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