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 Secretive, vindictive, withdrawn, obsessive, and, oh, yes, brilliant.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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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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I was disappointed in this book. It is a classic modern example of reading homosexual theory into people's lives in the past. Having an entire chapter in a children's book dedicated to exploring the ... Read full review