Isaac Newton (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Oct 16, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages
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What was Isaac Newton like? Secretive, vindictive, withdrawn, obsessive, and, oh, yes, brilliant. His imagination was so large that, just "by thinking on it," he invented calculus and figured out the scientific explanation of gravity.Yet Newton was so small-minded that he set out to destroy other scientists who dared question his findings. Here is a compelling portrait of Newton, contradictions and all, that places him against the backdrop of 17th-century England, a time of plague, the Great Fire of London, and two revolutions.
  

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User Review  - Honanb - LibraryThing

Krull gives a detailed and humane look at the life of one of the most intelligent people ever known, in a humorous and interesting way that makes it a perfect book for kids. From sticking needles in ... Read full review

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Contents

All Alone
14
The Most Amazing Toys
21
Learning Outside Class
30
The Apple
45
Newton versus Hooke
54
Math War
68
Star War
74
The Greatest Science Book in the World
77
Newton versus Newton
88
And What about Alchemy?
94
The Crimson Years
103
Impact
110
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