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Never at rest : a biography of Isaac Newton

Author: Richard S Westfall
Publisher: Cambridge [Eng]. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1980.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton, Sir; Isaac Newton
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard S Westfall
ISBN: 0521231434 9780521231435
OCLC Number: 5677169
Awards: American Historical Association Leo Gershoy Award, 1981.
History of Science Society Pfizer Award, 1983.
Description: xviii, 908 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: 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 Read more...

 
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Huge, but a classic, and well written

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2012-03-03) Excellent Permalink

  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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