Newton's Notebook: The Life, Times and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton

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History Press, 2009 - Astronomers - 160 pages
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Newton's Notebook is a biography of the great man, but a biography with a difference. As you would expect, it provides a full and detailed account of Newton's life and discoveries, but it is written, designed and illustrated to look like - as the title suggests - a personal notebook or journal.By mining the rich sources of his own journals and incorporating a wide range of quotations and primary sources, Newton's Notebook brings its subject to life more vividly than any ordinary history book or biography, revealing the man who 'discovered' gravity. Additional chapters examine Newton's early life and education, his achievements in mathematics and optics, the publication of the Principia and the long-term impact of his revolutionary theories.

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User Review  - skraft001 - LibraryThing

For the format being largely illustrative, there was a very good amount of detail contained in the text. Well laid out from a timeline perspective as well. The book was a general biography without ... Read full review

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PLAGUE AND PROFESSORSHIP
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Joel Levy is a writer and journalist specializing in history and science. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Great Scientists, Mad Science, The Atlas of Lost Treasures, The Doomsday Book and Secret History. He has also written features for The Independent on Sunday, Daily Express and Fortean Times. A long-term student of the history of science and medicine, Joel has a BSc in Biological Sciences and an MA in Psychology.

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