Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton

Book - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
A portrait of one of the world's greatest scientific minds traces the evolution of Isaac Newton's scientific thought, from his early years at Cambridge University through his critical contributions to the history of science.

Book News
Gleick, interpreter of science for the (serious) lay reader in such books as Chaos: Making a New Science, here turns his attention to the pioneering physicist. This narrative traces the emergence of Newton's vision and the fundamental impact his work has had on human consciousness. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
In this biography, James Gleick moves between a comprehensive historical portrait and a dramatic focus on Newton's significant letters and unpublished notebooks to illuminate the real importance of his work in physics, in optics, and in calculus. He makes us see the old intuitive, alchemical universe out of which Newton's mathematics first arose and shows us how Newton's ideas have altered all forms of understanding from history to philosophy. And he gives us an account of the conflicting impulses that pulled at this man's heart: his quiet longings, his rage, his secrecy, the extraordinary subtleties of personality that were mirrored in the invisible forces he first identified as the building blocks of science. More than biography, more than history, more than science, Isaac Newton tells us how, through the mind of one man, we have come to know our place in the cosmos.

Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375422331
0375422331
Characteristics: xii, 272 p. : ill., col. port. ; 21 cm

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Dec 06, 2007

Finalist of the 2004 Pulitzer prize for biography.

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