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Isaac Newton

Author: Gale E Christianson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series: Lives and legacies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a brief biography of Isaac Newton, providing information on his childhood, his education, and his achievements in science.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gale E Christianson
ISBN: 9780195300703 019530070X
OCLC Number: 58976119
Description: xiii, 144 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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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