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In the presence of the Creator : Isaac Newton and his times

Author: Gale E Christianson
Publisher: New York : Free Press ; London : Collier Macmillan, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Publisher description: Gale E. Christianson has turned his full attention to one man alone, Isaac Newton, who emerges full-blown in these pages not merely as a preeminent astronomer but as the figure history has long known him to be : the greatest scientific thinker of modern times.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Christianson, Gale E.
In the presence of the Creator.
New York : Free Press ; London : Collier Macmillan, ©1984
(OCoLC)624563211
Named Person: Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gale E Christianson
ISBN: 0029051908 9780029051900
OCLC Number: 10375094
Description: xv, 623 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Inside a quart pot --
Of giants and dwarfs --
The transit of genius --
A movable feast --
A kinde of nothinge --
Some strangeness in the proportion --
The killing ground --
"I desire to withdraw" --
The treasures of darkness --
Heretic : sotto voce --
A pitfall in Eden --
The most perfect mechanic of all --
"Go your way, and sin no more" --
Cul-de-sac --
A morality play --
"Your very loving unkle" --
Sir Isaac --
The devil's banter --
"Second inventors count for nothing" --
"They could not get me to yield" --
Infinity.
Responsibility: Gale E. Christianson.

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Publisher description: Gale E. Christianson has turned his full attention to one man alone, Isaac Newton, who emerges full-blown in these pages not merely as a preeminent astronomer but as the figure history has long known him to be : the greatest scientific thinker of modern times.

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