The Clockwork Universe

1583 ce–1819 ce
  • Ari Ben-Menahem
Reference work entry


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General Bibliography

1. Source-media for biographies, history and chronologies

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2. Etymology

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3. Mathematics and Astronomy

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4. Physics, Chemistry and Biology

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5. Philosophy

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ari Ben-Menahem
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  1. 1.Weizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael