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Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton
Author: James Gleick
Isaac Newton was born in a stone farmhouse in 1642, fatherless and unwanted by his mother. When he died in London in 1727 he was so renowned he was given a state funeral—an unheard-of honor for a subject whose achievements were in the realm of the intellect. During the years he was an irascible presence at Trinity College, Cambridge, Newto...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781400032952
ISBN-10: 1400032954
Publication Date: 6/8/2004
Pages: 288
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Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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Gleick does a great job of bringing the cantankerous Newton to life. While the fellow was a nasty piece of work, according to Gleick, he was definitely brilliant and certainly one of the most important scientists ever. Gleick does tend to shift from story telling to research piece (complete with many pages of references) but overall, the story comes through.


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