Plane Trigonometry: with the Use of Logarithms

Date

1865

Identifier

Mellor Papers

Type

Publisher

London: Longmans, Green, and Co.

Abstract

John William Colenso (1814–1883) was the first Bishop of Natal, and courted controversy with the publication of Remarks on the Proper Treatment of Polygamy in 1855, a Christian-based argument for tolerance of polygamy. Another controversy arose when he published The Pentateuch and Book of Joshua Critically Examined, which countered the doctrine of eternal punishment, and the notion that Holy Communion was a precondition to salvation. In a previous life, Colenso was an able mathematician and he wrote many widely read manuals on algebra (1841) and arithmetic (1843). He also wrote Plane Trigonometry (1851), which Mellor owned. Here is his later edition, annotated and dated: ‘Joseph W. Mellor 1886’.

Files

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Citation

John William Colenso, “Plane Trigonometry: with the Use of Logarithms,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed June 25, 2024, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8887.