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Isaac Newton and natural philosophy

Author: Niccolò Guicciardini
Publisher: London, UK : Reaktion Books Ltd, 2018. ©2018
Series: Renaissance lives.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Isaac Newton is generally regarded as one of the greatest scientists in history, yet the spectrum of his interests was much broader than that of a contemporary scientist. He was deeply involved in alchemical, religious and biblical studies, and in the later part of his life he played a prominent role in British politics, economics and the promotion of scientific research. Newton's pivotal work Philosophiae  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Biography
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Named Person: Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Niccolò Guicciardini
ISBN: 1780239068 9781780239064
OCLC Number: 992452946
Description: 268 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. From Woolsthorpe to Cambridge, 1642-1664 --
2. Early Achievements, 1665-1668 --
3. A Young Professor and His Audience, 1669-1674 --
4. A Maturing Scholar, 1675-1683 --
5. Natural Philosopher, 1684-1695 --
6. The Last Years, 1696-1727 --
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Series Title: Renaissance lives.
Responsibility: Niccolò Guicciardini.

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Niccolo Guicciardini's enlightening biography offers an accessible introduction to Newton's celebrated work in mathematics, optics and astronomy and to how Newton viewed these scientific fields in  Read more...

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