References for William Whiston

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  1. J Roger, Biography in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990).
  2. Biography by Stephen D Snobelen, in Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, 2004).
  3. Biography in Encyclopaedia Britannica.


  1. P Casini, L'universo - macchina (Bari, 1969).
  2. M Farrell, William Whiston (New York, 1981).
  3. J E Force, William Whiston : honest Newtonian (Cambridge, 1985).
  4. W Whiston, Memoirs of the life and writings of Mr William Whiston: containing memoirs of several of his friends also I, II (1753)


  1. R J Howarth, Fitting geomagnetic fields before the invention of least squares. II. William Whiston's isoclinic maps of southern England (1719 and 1721), Ann. of Sci. 60 (1) (2003), 63-84.
  2. S D Snobelen, William Whiston, Isaac Newton and the crisis of publicity
  3. E G R Taylor, The mathematical practitioners of Hanoverian England 1714-1840 (Cambridge, 1966),146-148.
  4. William Whiston, Dictionary of National Biography LXI (London, 1900), 10-14.

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