Isaac Newton: The Last Sorcerer

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Basic Books, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 402 pages
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Unknown to all but a few, Newton was a practicing alchemist who dabbled with the occult, a tortured, obsessive character who searched for an understanding of the universe by whatever means possible. Sympathetic yet balanced, Michael White’s Isaac Newton offers a revelatory picture of Newton as a genius who stood at the point in history where magic ended and science began.

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Review: Isaac Newton: The Last Sorcerer

User Review  - Carl - Goodreads

This book, like promised in the beginning, does show some negative sides to Isaac Newton, but it does not dwell on them. Although I have not read any of Isaac Newton's other biographies to make a ... Read full review

Review: Isaac Newton: The Last Sorcerer

User Review  - Rachael - Goodreads

Of what I read, it seemed a good and well written work. I just ran out of time, got busy and it was due back at the library. Perhaps I'll recheck it and finish it, but I'm not sure. Read full review

About the author (1999)

Michael White was a science lecturer and director of studies at d'Overbroeck's College, Oxford for ten years before becoming a full-time writer and journalist. He is the co-author (with John Gribben) of the best seller, Stephen Hawking: A Life In Science which has been translated into 25 languages and has sold in excess of 250,000 copies worldwide. He is a regular contributor to The Sunday Times, The Observer, The Daily Telegraph, GQ, Focus and New Scientist, writing on subjects ranging from pure science to music. He lives in London.

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