Isaac Newton: The Last Sorcerer

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Basic Books, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 402 pages
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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ISAAC NEWTON: The Last Sorcerer

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The title gives the slant of this impressive new biography, which emphasizes Newton's intellectual debt to his predecessors. White (Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science, 1992) accuses previous ... Read full review

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A well written biography on the life and times of Isaac Newton. The author does particularly well in interspersing writings from Newton and others of that period. The descriptions of his achievements ... Read full review

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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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