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Never at rest : a biography of Isaac Newton

Autore: Richard S Westfall
Editore: Cambridge [Eng]. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1980.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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This richly detailed 1981 biography captures both the personal life and the scientific career of Isaac Newton.

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Genere/forma: Biography
Biographies
Persona incaricata: Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton, Sir; Isaac Newton
Tipo materiale: Biography, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Richard S Westfall
ISBN: 0521231434 9780521231435
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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