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    Re: Who was Bowditch
    From: Omar Reis
    Date: 2005 Jan 31, 20:15 -0200

    There is a nice book called
    "Carry on, Mr. Bowditch" by
    Jean Lee Latham.  Light, easy
    to read and fun.
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Alexandre Eremenko" 
    Sent: Monday, January 31, 2005 7:15 PM
    Subject: Who was Bowditch
    > By pure accident I found a comprehensive 168 pages
    > biography of Nathaniel Bowdich, written
    > by his children (unsigned).
    > For the reasons unrelated to Cel Nav,
    > I checked in our library the 1-st volume of
    > Celestial Mechanics by
    > Laplace. It turns out that this was translated
    > into English by Bowditch. And his children wrote
    > this long paper about him, included in Volume I,
    > adding a portrait of him and his wife.
    > The biography is quite entertaining.
    > The precise reference is:
    > "Celestial Mechanics" by Marquis de La Place,
    > translated, with a commentary by Nathaniel Bowditch, LL.D,
    > published in Boston in 1829, 1832, 1834 and 1839,
    > in four volumes; what we have is a Chelsea reprint, NY 1966.
    > Alex.

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