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Isaac Newton

Author: Gale E Christianson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series: Lives and legacies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Quarrelsome and quirky, a disheveled recluse who ate little, slept less, and yet had an iron constitution, Isaac Newton rose from a virtually illiterate family to become one of the towering intellects of science. Now, in this fast-paced, colorful biography, Gale E. Christianson paints an engaging portrait of Newton and the times in which he lived. We follow Newton from his childhood in rural England to his student  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Christianson, Gale E.
Isaac Newton.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005009600
(OCoLC)58976119
Named Person: Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton, (Sir )
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gale E Christianson
ISBN: 142374635X 9781423746355 1280428686 9781280428685
OCLC Number: 62865933
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 144 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. "To play philosophically" --
2. "My greater friend" --
3. Of genius, fire, and plague --
4. The revolutionary professor --
5. "Kindling coal" --
6. The alchemist --
7. "A book nobody understands" --
8. "Your most unfortunate servant" --
9. Mark of the lion --
10. The royal society --
11. War --
12. "Like a boy on the seashore."
Series Title: Lives and legacies.
Responsibility: Gale E. Christianson.
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Quarrelsome and quirky, a disheveled recluse who ate little, slept less, and yet had an iron constitution, Isaac Newton rose from a virtually illiterate family to become one of the towering  Read more...

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