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The Life of Isaac Newton Richard S. Westfall (Indiana University)

The Life of Isaac Newton By Richard S. Westfall (Indiana University)

The Life of Isaac Newton by Richard S. Westfall (Indiana University)


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Summary

Isaac Newton was indisputably one of the greatest scientists in history. An abridged version of Richard Westfall's magisterial study Never at Rest, this concise biography is now published for the first time in paperback and makes Westfall's highly acclaimed portrait of Newton newly accessible to general readers.

The Life of Isaac Newton Summary

The Life of Isaac Newton by Richard S. Westfall (Indiana University)

Isaac Newton was indisputably one of the greatest scientists in history. His achievements in mathematics and physics marked the culmination of the movement that brought modern science into being. Richard Westfall's biography captures in engaging detail both his private life and scientific career, presenting a complex picture of Newton the man, and as scientist, philosopher, theologian, alchemist and public figure, President of the Royal Society and Warden of the Royal Mint. An abridged version of his magisterial study Never at Rest, this concise biography is now published for the first time in paperback and makes Westfall's highly acclaimed portrait of Newton newly accessible to general readers.

The Life of Isaac Newton Reviews

'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.' New Scientist
'... Westfall has organised his enormous task beautifully and done our most elusive worthy proud.' M. Ratcliffe, The Times
'... It provides a masterly, well-documented summary of contemporary views of all the many facets of Newton's astoundingly wide-ranging career ... and will be essential reading for aspiring Newtonian scholars.' Marie Boas Hall, Nature
'Altogether, this book should be considered an indispensable acquisition for any intelligent reader's bookshelf ... excellent value for money.' Webb Society Quarterly Journal

About Richard S. Westfall (Indiana University)

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Table of 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.

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GOR001296957
9780521477376
0521477379
The Life of Isaac Newton by Richard S. Westfall (Indiana University)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
19940729
352
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