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To scrutinize the whole of Nature: The Royal Society and its fellows 1660-1730

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  1. D. G. C. Allan and R. C. Schofield. Stephen Hales: scientist and philanthropist. London: Scolar Press, 1980
  2. Angus Armitage. Edmond Halley. London: Nelson, 1966
  3. Dwight Atkinson. Scientific discourse in sociohistorical context: the Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London, 1675-1975. Mahwah, N.J.: L. Erlbaum Associates, 1999
  4. Jeanne Bolam, ‘The botanical works of Nehemiah Grew, F. R. S. (1641-1712), Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 27, No. 2, (1973), pp. 219-231
  5. Geoffrey N. Cantor. Optics after Newton: theories of light in Britain and Ireland, 1704-1840. Manchester: Manchester University Press, c1983
  6. Alan Hugh Cook. Edmond Halley: charting the heavens and the seas. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998
  7. Michael Aaron Dennis. ‘Graphic understanding: instruments and interpretation in Robert Hooke’s Micrographia’ Science in Context 3, 2 (1989), pp. 309-364
  8. J. Edleston (ed.) Correspondence of Sir Isaac Newton and Professor Cotes. London: Cass, 1969
  9. Mordechai Feingold (ed.). Before Newton: the life and times of Isaac Barrow. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990
  10. Mordechai Feingold. ‘Newton, Leibniz, and Barrow too: an attempt at a reinterpretation’, Isis,Vol. 84, No.2, (1993), p. 310-338
  11. Mordechai Feingold. The Newtonian moment: Isaac Newton and the making of modern culture. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004
  12. Marion Fournier. The fabric of life: microscopy in the seventeenth century. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996
  13. Sara Schechner Genuth. Comets, popular culture, and the birth of modern cosmology. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, c1997
  14. Charles Coulston Gillispie (ed.). Dictionary of scientific biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1970-1980
  15. Derek Gjertsen. The Newton handbook. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1986
  16. Ronald Gowing. Roger Cotes: natural philosopher. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983
  17. John Gribbin. Science: a history, 1543-2002. London: Allen Lane/Penguin, 2002.
  18. Anita Guerrini. “The Tory Newtonians: Gregory, Pitcairne, and their circle”. The Journal of British Studies, Vol. 25, No. 3, (1986) p. 288-311
  19. Anita Guerrini, ‘James Keill, George Cheyne, and Newtonian physiology, 1690–1740’, Journal of the History of Biology, 18 (1985), pp. 247–66
  20. Marie Boas Hall. Robert Boyle on natural philosophy: an essay with selections from his writings.Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1965
  21. Marie Boas Hall. ‘The Royal Society's role in the diffusion of information in the seventeenth century’, Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 29, No. 2 (1975), pp. 173-192
  22. Marie Boas Hall. Henry Oldenburg: shaping the Royal Society. Oxford: Oxford University Press, [2002]
  23. J.L. Helibron. Physics at the Royal Society during Newtons presidendy. Los Angeles: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library 1983
  24. Michael Hunter. Science and society in Restoration England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981
  25. Michael Hunter. Establishing the new science: the experience of the early Royal Society.Woodbridge: Boydell, 1989
  26. Stephen Inwood. The man who knew too much: the strange and inventive life of Robert Hooke, 1635-1703. London: Macmillan, 2002
  27. Lisa Jardine. The curious life of Robert Hooke: the man who measured London. London: Harper Collins, 2003
  28. Adrian Johns. The nature of the book: print and knowledge in the making. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998
  29. Christa Jungnickel and Russell McCormmach. Cavendish: the experimental life. [Lewisburg, Pa.?] : Bucknell, [1999]
  30. John Lankford (ed.). History of Astronomy: an encyclopedia. London: Taylor & Francis, 1997
  31. Giulio Lepschy (ed.) .History of linguistics, Volume III: Renaissance and early modern linguistics. London: Longman, 1998
  32. Eugene Fairfield MacPike. Hevelius, Flamsteed and Halley: three contemporary astronomers and their mutual relations. London: Taylor and Francis, 1937
  33. Isaac Newton. Opticks : or a treatise of the reflections, refractions, inflections and colours of light … with a foreword by Albert Einstein a preface by I. Bernard Cohen. New York: Dover, 1952
  34. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004. [Online] Available: [Accessed 13 May 2009]
  35. Stephen Pumfrey. ‘Who did the work? Experimental philosophers and public demonstrators in Augustan England’, British Journal for the History of Science, 28, (1995), pp.131-156
  36. Edward G. Ruestow. The microscope in the Dutch republic: the shaping of discovery.Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996
  37. Rose-Mary Sargeant, The diffident naturalist: Robert Boyle and the philosophy of experiment.Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995
  38. Robert Edwin Schofield. Mechanism and materialism: British natural philosophy in an age of reason. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1970
  39. Steven Shapin and Simon Schaffer. Leviathan and the air-pump:Hobbes, Boyle and the experimental life. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1985
  40. Steven Shapin. A social history of truth: civility and science in seventeenth-century England. London: University of Chicago Press, 1994
  41. Lindsay Sharp. “Timber, science, and economic reform in the seventeenth century”, Forestry, Vol. 48, No. 1 (1975), pp. 51-86
  42. A. D. C. Simpson. ‘James Gregory and the Reflecting Telescope’ Journal for the history of astronomy, Vol.23, No..2, (1992), pp. 77-92
  43. Mary M. Slaughter. Universal languages and scientific taxonomy in the seventeenth century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982
  44. Philip R. Sloan. “John Locke, John Ray, and the problem of the natural system”, Journal of the History of Biology, Vol.5, No.1, (1972), pp. 1-53
  45. Jacqueline A. Stedall (ed.) The Arithmetic of Infinitesimals: John Wallis 1656. London: Springer, 2004
  46. Jacqueline A. Stedall. ‘The discovery of wonders: reading between the lines of John Wallis's Arithmetica infinitorum’, Archive for History of Exact Sciences, Vol. 56, No.1, (2001), pp.1-28
  47. Henry John Steffens. The development of Newtonian optics in England. New York: Science History Publications, 1977
  48. René Taton and Curtis Wilson (eds.). Planetary astronomy from the Renaissance to the rise of astrophysics-Pt. A,-Tycho Brahe to Newton. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989
  49. Charles Webster. The great instauration: medicine, science and reform, 1626-1660. London: Duckworth, 1975
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