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Isaac Newton was born in a stone farmhouse in 1642, fatherless and unwanted by his mother. When he died in London in 1727 he was so renowned he was given a state funeral—an unheard-of honor for a subject whose achievements were in the realm of the intellect. During the years he was an irascible presence at Trinity College, Cambridge, Newton imagined properties of nature and gave them names—mass, gravity, velocity—things our science now takes for granted. Inspired by Aristotle, spurred on by Galileos discoveries and the philosophy of Descartes, Newton grasped the intangible and dared to take its measure, a leap of the mind unparalleled in his generation.

James Gleick, the author of Chaos and Genius, and one of the most acclaimed science writers of his generation, brings the reader into Newtons reclusive life and provides startlingly clear explanations of the concepts that changed forever our perception of bodies, rest, and motion—ideas so basic to the twenty-first century, it can truly be said: We are all Newtonians.

Synopsis:

In this original, sweeping, and intimate biography, Gleick moves between a comprehensive historical portrait and a dramatic focus on Newton's significant letters and unpublished notebooks to illuminate the real importance of his work.

About the Author

James Gleick is an author, reporter, and essayist. His writing on science and technology-including Chaos, Genius, Faster, and What Just Happened-has been translated into thirty languages. He lives in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400032952
Author:
Gleick, James
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Gleick, James
Subject:
History
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
Science & Technology
Subject:
Biography-Scientists
Subject:
biography;science;physics;history;non-fiction;history of science;mathematics;newton;isaac newton;popular science;18th century;england;philosophy;17th century;astronomy;calculus;history of mathematics;scientists
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20040631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 BandW ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.04x5.20x.13 in. .59 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In this original, sweeping, and intimate biography, Gleick moves between a comprehensive historical portrait and a dramatic focus on Newton's significant letters and unpublished notebooks to illuminate the real importance of his work.
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