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Isaac Newton : the last magician

Author: Renny Bartlett; British Broadcasting Corporation.
Publisher: London, England : British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), 2013.
Series: VAST: academic video online
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Celebrated as the greatest scientific genius of all time, Isaac Newton is said to have rewritten the laws of nature after watching the legendary apple falling from a tree in his garden. Yet even though he was driven by rational thinking, experiments and observation, the man who laid the foundations of modern science had a darker side. He was both hermit and tyrant, driven by an obsession to go beyond what we now  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Documentary films
History
Named Person: Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Renny Bartlett; British Broadcasting Corporation.
OCLC Number: 904565455
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed Nov. 21, 2014).
Credits: Written and directed by Renny Bartlett.
Cast: Jonathan Hyde as Isaac Newton.
Performer(s): Narrated by Helen McCrory.
Description: 1 online resource (51 min.).
Series Title: VAST: academic video online
Responsibility: directed by Renny Bartlett.

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Celebrated as the greatest scientific genius of all time, Isaac Newton is said to have rewritten the laws of nature after watching the legendary apple falling from a tree in his garden. Yet even though he was driven by rational thinking, experiments and observation, the man who laid the foundations of modern science had a darker side. He was both hermit and tyrant, driven by an obsession to go beyond what we now call science to delve into the occult. This compelling biography sets out to discover what made Newton tick; it reveals his hot-headedness and his ego, as well as his deeply-held religion and his illegal practice of alchemy. Drawing on rarely seen documents, interviews with leading scientists and dramatisations of Newton and his contemporaries speaking in their own words, we get to grips with the real man behind the myth, the magician behind the scientist and bring to life the true genius himself.

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