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The clockwork universe : Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the birth of the modern world

Author: Edward Dolnick
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A"New York Times"-bestselling author presents the true story of a pivotal moment in modern history when a group of strange, tormented geniuses--Isaac Newton chief among them--invented science and remade our understanding of the world.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Isaac Newton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Dolnick
ISBN: 9780061719516 006171951X 9780061719523 0061719528 9780062042262 0062042262
OCLC Number: 641532378
Description: 378 pages : illustrations [some color] ; 24 cm.
Contents: London, 1660 --
Satan's claws --
The end of the world --
"When spotted death ran arm'd through every street" --
Melancholy streets --
Fire --
God at His drawing table --
The idea that unlocked the world --
Euclid and unicorns --
The boys' club --
To the barricades! --
Dogs and rascals --
A dose of poison --
Of mites and men --
A play without an audience --
All in pieces --
Never seen until this moment --
Flies as big as a lamb --
From earthworms to angels --
The parade of the horribles --
"Shuddering before the beautiful" --
Patterns made with ideas --
God's strange cryptography --
The secret plan --
Tears of joy --
Walrus with a golden nose --
Cracking the cosmic safe --
The view from the crow's nest --
Sputnik in orbit, 1687 --
Hidden in plain sight --
Two rocks and a rope --
A fly on the wall --
"Euclid alone has looked on beauty bare" --
Here be monsters! --
Barricaded against the beast --
Out of the whirlpool --
All men are created equal --
The miracle years --
All mystery banished --
Talking dogs and unsuspected powers --
The world in close-up --
When the cable snaps --
The best of all possible feuds --
Battle's end --
The apple and the moon --
A visit to Cambridge --
Newton bears down --
Trouble with Mr. Hooke --
The system of the world --
Only three people --
Just crazy enough --
In search of God.
Responsibility: Edward Dolnick.

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A"New York Times"-bestselling author presents the true story of a pivotal moment in modern history when a group of strange, tormented geniuses--Isaac Newton chief among them--invented science and remade our understanding of the world.

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