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Isaac Newton : the last sorcerer

Author: Michael White
Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, ©1997.
Series: Helix books
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drawing upon material found in Newton's vast library," the author tells of a man who "lusted after self-promotion and power" and was "driven to investigate everything that puzzled him, expended a vast amount of time and effort studying the chronology of the Bible, examining prophecy, investigating natural magic--perhaps even the black arts--and attempting to unravel the hermetic secrets, the prisca  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
White, Michael, 1959-
Isaac Newton.
Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, ©1997
(OCoLC)645846010
Named Person: Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael White
ISBN: 0201483017 9780201483017
OCLC Number: 37696312
Description: 402 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Desertion --
The changing view of matter and energy --
Academia --
Astronomy and mathematics before Newton --
A toe in the water --
The search for the philosophers' stone --
The sorcerer's apprentice --
Feuds --
To the Principia --
Breakdown --
Metamorphosis --
Old men's battles --
A question of priority --
Joining the ancients.
Series Title: Helix books
Responsibility: Michael White.

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"Drawing upon material found in Newton's vast library," the author tells of a man who "lusted after self-promotion and power" and was "driven to investigate everything that puzzled him, expended a vast amount of time and effort studying the chronology of the Bible, examining prophecy, investigating natural magic--perhaps even the black arts--and attempting to unravel the hermetic secrets, the prisca sapientia."--Jacket.

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