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Isaac Newton

Author: James Gleick
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2003] ©2003
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A portrait of one of the world's greatest scientific minds traces the evolution of Isaac Newton's scientific thought, from his early years at Cambridge University through his critical contributions to the history of science.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gleick, James.
Isaac Newton.
New York : Pantheon Books, ©2003
(OCoLC)606954286
Named Person: Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Gleick
ISBN: 0375422331 9780375422331 1400032954 9781400032952
OCLC Number: 50859124
Description: xii, 272 pages : illustrations, color portrait ; 21 cm
Contents: What imployment is he fit for? --
Some philosophical questions --
To resolve problems by motion --
Two great orbs --
Bodys & senses --
The oddest if not the most considerable detection --
Reluctancy and reaction --
In the midst of a whirlwind --
All things are corruptible --
Heresy, blasphemy, idolatry --
First principles --
Every body perseveres --
Is he like other men? --
No man is a witness in his own cause --
The marble index of a mind.
Responsibility: James Gleick.
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A portrait of one of the world's greatest scientific minds traces the evolution of Isaac Newton's scientific thought, from his early years at Cambridge University through his critical contributions to the history of science.

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