Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2005

160 Pages | 7 halftones

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195300703

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Isaac Newton

Gale E. Christianson

Lives and Legacies

In this fast-paced, colorful biography, Gale E. Christianson paints an engaging portrait of Isaac Newton, from his student days at Cambridge, where he devoured the works of Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo, and taught himself mathematics; to his two miraculous years at home in Woolsthorpe Manor, where he fled when plague threatened Cambridge, a remarkably fertile period when Newton formulated his theory of gravity, a new theory of light, and calculus--all by his twenty-fourth birthday; the writing of his Principia, arguably the most important scientific work ever published; and his later life as a world-renowned scientist and president of the Royal Society.


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