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The life of Isaac Newton

The life of Isaac Newton

Author: Richard S Westfall
Publisher: Cambridge (England) : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

In The Life of Isaac Newton, biographer extraordinaire Westfall lucidly and engagingly captures both the personal life and scientific career of Isaac Newton, presenting a fully rounded picture of  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Isaac Newton; Aristotle.; Isaac Newton
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard S Westfall
ISBN: 0521432529 9780521432528
OCLC Number: 818852752
Description: xv, 328 pages, 6 pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements; A note about dates; 1. A sober, silent, thinking lad; 2. The solitary scholar; 3. Anni Mirabilis; 4. Lucasian professor; 5. Publication and crisis; 6. Rebellion; 7. Years of silence; 8. Principia; 9. Revolution; 10. The mint; 11. President of the Royal Society; 12. The priority dispute; 13. Years of decline; Biographical essay; Index.
Responsibility: by Richard S. Westfall.
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'That this is the best biography of Newton is easily and truthfully said ... surely no one is going to repeat Westfall's immense and shrewdly conducted task in this century at least.' A. Rupert Read more...

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