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The Newtonian moment : Isaac Newton and the making of modern culture

Author: Mordechai Feingold; New York Public Library. Humanities and Social Sciences Library.
Publisher: New York : New York Public Library : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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"The Newtonian Moment investigates the effect of Newton's theories and discoveries, not only on the trajectory of science, but on the very shape of modern culture and thought. Beginning with a fresh view of Newton's intellectual development, Mordechai Feingold explores the manner in which Newton's spectacular success in revolutionizing the natural sciences made him a figure to be emulated or rejected, revered or  Read more...
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Feingold, Mordechai.
Newtonian moment.
New York : New York Public Library : Oxford University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)624607945
Named Person: Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton, Sir; Isaac Newton, Sir
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mordechai Feingold; New York Public Library. Humanities and Social Sciences Library.
ISBN: 0195177355 9780195177350 0195177347 9780195177343
OCLC Number: 56198678
Description: xv, 218 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Contents: The apprenticeship of genius --
The lion's claws --
Trials by fire --
The Voltaire effect --
Newtonian women --
All was light --
Apotheosis.
Responsibility: Mordechai Feingold.
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Investigates the effect that Isaac Newton's theories and discoveries had on the growth of science and the shape of modern thought and culture more broadly.  Read more...

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