Book reviews - Before Newton: the life and times of Isaac Barrow

@article{Hollingdale1991BookR,
  title={Book reviews - Before Newton: the life and times of Isaac Barrow},
  author={Stuart Hollingdale},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London},
  year={1991},
  volume={45},
  pages={277 - 279}
}
  • S. Hollingdale
  • Published 1 July 1991
  • Physics
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London
Before Newton: the life and times of Isaac Barrow. Edited by Mordechai Feingold. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990. Pp. xi + 380, £35.00. ISBN 0-521-30694-9 The subject of this new study was a distinguished and influential cultural figure of the mid-17th century. He was highly respected as a classical scholar, natural philosopher, mathematician and theologian. That culture has now become Virtually obsolete’, and time has certainly not been kind to Isaac Barrow. Indeed, he is…