Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton
Published:
April 6th 2006 by Viking Books
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Goodreads Rating:
3.76
Pages:
126
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ISBN10:
0670059218
ISBN13:
9780670059218

What was Isaac Newton like? Secretive, vindictive, withdrawn, obsessive, and, oh, yes, brilliant. His imagination was so large that, just "by thinking on it," he invented calculus and figured out the scientific explanation of gravity.Yet Newton was so small-minded that he set out to destroy other scientists who dared question his findings. Here is a compelling portrait of Newton, contradictions and all, that places him against the backdrop of 17th-century England, a time of plague, the Great Fire of London, and two revolutions.