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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:   eBook : Document : 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: Electronic books
Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Westfall, Richard S.
Never at rest
(DLC) 79026294
(OCoLC)5677169
Named Person: Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton, Sir; Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton, Sir
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard S Westfall
ISBN: 9781461941439 1461941431 9781107340664 1107340667
OCLC Number: 857769744
Awards: American Historical Association Leo Gershoy Award, 1981.
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 908 pages) : illustrations.
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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