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Newton : a very short introduction

Author: Rob Iliffe
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Series: Very short introductions, 158.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Newton's contributions to our understanding of the heavens and the earth are considered by many to be unparalleled. This Very Short Introduction explains his remarkable scientific theories, and also uses Newton's own unpublished writings to paint a picture of an extremely complex man whose beliefs had a huge impact on Europe's political, intellectual, and religious landscape. - ;This Very Short Introduction uses  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Iliffe, Rob.
Newton.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2007296423
(OCoLC)70401470
Named Person: Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rob Iliffe
ISBN: 9780191538254 0191538256 1281155233 9781281155238
OCLC Number: 140119411
Description: 1 online resource (141 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: List of illustrations; 1 A national man; 2 Playing philosophically; 3 The marvellous years; 4 The censorious multitude; 5 A true hermetic philosopher; 6 One of God's chosen few; 7 The divine book; 8 In the city; 9 Lord and master of all; 10 Centaurs and other animals; Further reading; Index.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 158.
Responsibility: Rob Iliffe.
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