1677 in science

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The year 1677 in science and technology involved some significant events.


  • Publication of the first English star atlas, John Seller's Atlas Coelestis.


  • Publication of Cocker's Arithmetick: Being a Plain and Familiar Method Suitable to the Meanest Capacity for the Full Understanding of That Incomparable Art, As It Is Now Taught by the Ablest School-Masters in City and Country, attributed to Edward Cocker (died 1676). It will remain a standard grammar school textbook in England for more than 150 years.[1]




  • Robert Plot publishes The Natural History of Oxford-shire, Being an Essay Toward the Natural History of England, in which he describes the fossilised femur of a human giant, now known to be from the dinosaur Megalosaurus.




  1. ^ Yeldham, Florence (1936). The Teaching of Arithmetic Through Four Hundred Years (1535–1935). London: Harrap. OCLC 152432557. 
  2. ^ Harris, L. E. (1953). Vermuyden and the Fens. London: Cleaver-Hume Press. ASIN B0000CILLT.