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Isaac Newton : the asshole who reinvented the universe

Author: F Freistetter
Publisher: Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First American hardcover edition in EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A blunt and humorous profile of Isaac Newton focusing on his disagreeable personality and showing that his offputting qualities were key to his scientific breakthroughs."--
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Genre/Form: Humor
History
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F Freistetter
ISBN: 9781633884564 1633884562
OCLC Number: 1015812105
Language Note: In English, translated from the German.
Notes: Originally published in German: Newton : wie ein Arschloch das Universum neu erfand / Florian Freistetter (München : Carl Hanser Verlag, 2017).
Description: 224 pages : illustrated ; 19 cm
Contents: At all costs: Newton, ruthless in the extreme --
Principia first: Newton the egoist --
False modesty and easily offended: Newton the shrinking violet --
Gravity without the apple --
Newton's pugnacious side --
The silent revolutionary: Newton the mystery-monger --
In search of the Philosopher's Stone: Newton's esoteric side --
Rivalry beyond death: Newton and his intrigues.
Other Titles: Newton.
Responsibility: Florian Freistetter ; translated by Brian Taylor.

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"A blunt and humorous profile of Isaac Newton focusing on his disagreeable personality and showing that his offputting qualities were key to his scientific breakthroughs."--

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