References for Edmund Gunter

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  1. J V Pepper, Biography in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990).
  2. Biography by H K Higton, in Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, 2004).
  3. Biography in Encyclopaedia Britannica.


  1. J F Lake-Williams, An Historical Account of Inventions and Discoveries in Those Arts and Sciences which are of Utility Or Ornament to Man (Allman, 1820).
  2. E G R Taylor, The mathematical practitioners of Tudor and Stuart England (London, 1954).
  3. J Ward, The lives of the Professors of Gresham College (London, 1740).


  1. J Aubrey, Edmund Gunter, in Brief Lives (London, 1950), 116.
  2. B E Babcock, Some notes on the history and use of Gunter's scale, Journal of the Oughtred Society 3 (1994), 14-20.
  3. J Bennett, Early Modern Mathematical Instruments, Isis 102 (4) (2011), 697-705.
  4. J Bennett, Mathematics, instruments and navigation, 1600-1800, in Mathematics and the historian's craft (Springer, New York, 2005), 43-55.
  5. C H Cotter, Edmund Gunter (1581-1626), Journal of Navigation 34 (1981), 363-367.
  6. T Gardiner, Rigorous Thinking and the Use of Instruments, The Mathematical Gazette 76 (475) The Use of the History of Mathematics in the Teaching of Mathematics (1992), 179-181.
  7. N T Gridgeman, John Napier and the history of logarithms, Scripta Math. 29 (1973), 49-65.
  8. H Higton, Instruments and Illustration: The Use of Images in Edmund Gunter's 'De Sectore et Radio', Early Science and Medicine 18 (1-2) (2013), 180-200.
  9. B Penkov, Mathematical history calendar for the year 1976 I (Bulgarian), Fiz.-Mat. Spis. B'lgar. Akad. Nauk. 19(52) (3-4) (1976), 227-234.
  10. J V Pepper, Harriot's Unpublished Papers, History of Science 6 (1968), 17-40.
  11. C J Sangwin, Edmund Gunter and the Sector, CiteSeerX (2003).
  12. F J Swetz, Mathematical Treasure: Gunter's Measuring Instruments, Convergence (Mathematical Association of America).
  13. E G R Taylor, Edmund Gunter, in The Mathematical Practitioners of Tudor & Stuart England (London, 1954), 196.
  14. J Ward, Edmund Gunter, in The Lives of the Professors of Gresham College (New York, 1967), 77-81.
  15. D W Waters, Edmund Gunter, in The Art of Navigation in England in Elizabethan and Early Stuart Times (Yale University Press, New Haven, 1958), 438.

JOC/EFR February 2017

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