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Never at rest : a biography of Isaac Newton

Autore: Richard S Westfall
Pubblicazione: Cambridge [Eng]. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1980. ©1980
Edizione/Formato:   Libro a stampa : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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This richly detailed biography captures both the personal life and the scientific career of Isaac Newton, presenting a fully rounded picture of Newton the man, the scientist, the philosopher, the theologian, and the public figure. Professor Westfall treats all aspects of Newton's career, but his account centres on a full description of Newton's achievements in science. Thus the core of the work describes the  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/formato: Biographies
Biography
Persona nominata: Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton, Sir
Tipo materiale: Biography, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento Libro, Risorsa Internet
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Richard S Westfall
ISBN: 0521231434 9780521231435 0521274354 9780521274357
Numero OCLC: 5677169
Riconoscimenti: American Historical Association Leo Gershoy Award, 1981.
History of Science Society Pfizer Award, 1983.
Descrizione: xviii, 908 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contenuti: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
A note about dates --
Abbreviations used in footnotes --
1. The discovery of a new world --
2. A sober, silent, thinking lad --
3. The solitary scholar --
4. Resolving problems by motion --
5. Anni mirabiles --
6. Lucasian professor --
7. Publication and crisis --
8. Rebellion --
9. Years of silence --
10. Principia --
11. Revolution --
12. The Mint --
13. President of the Royal Society --
14. The priority dispute --
15. Years of decline --
Bibliographical essay --
List of illustrations --
Index.
Responsabilità: Richard S. Westfall.
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'This monumental scientific biography provides a masterly, well-documented summary of contemporary views of all the many facets of Newton's astoundingly wide-ranging career.' Nature 'The first Per saperne di più…

 
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Huge, but a classic, and well written

da vleighton (Utenti WorldCat. Pubblicazioni 2012-03-03) Eccellente Link permanente

  Westfall's biography of Newton is considered the definitive work on Newton. Beyond that, it is a good read. Yes, it is long, but it is not long and boring. Newton lead an extraordinarily full and varied life, and Westfall captures it in full detail.

 

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