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Let Newton be!

Author: John Fauvel
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores Newton's life and achievements and assesses how he came to influence posterity.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton, Sir; Isaac Newton, Sir; Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Fauvel
ISBN: 019853924X 9780198539247 0198539371 9780198539377
OCLC Number: 17765061
Description: 272 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Newton's success / Derek Gjertsen --
Newton's Principia / John Roche --
Newton's mathematical work / Jon Pepper --
Newton's optics: the changing spectrum of science / Casper Hakfoort --
The harmonic roots of Newtonian science / Penelope Gouk --
Newton, matter, and magic / John Henry --
The secret life of an alchemist / Jan Golinski --
The God of Isaac Newton / John Brooke --
Newton and the wisdom of the ancients / Piyo Rattansi --
Anti-Newton / Geoffrey Cantor --
Newton as national hero / Maureen McNeil --
Newton and the twentieth century--a personal view / Hermann Bondi.
Responsibility: edited by John Fauvel [and others].
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Explores Newton's life and achievements and assesses how he came to influence posterity.

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