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Published: 25 January 2007

144 Pages | numerous line drawings and halftones


ISBN: 9780199298037

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Newton: A Very Short Introduction

Rob Iliffe

Very Short Introductions

  • A rich and up-to-date account of this intellectual giant, and of the forces which shaped his life and thought.
  • Explains and introduces Newton's scientific studies in fields ranging from physics, astronomy, and mathematics, to alchemy.
  • Provides a complete picture of Newton by examining his controversial theological beliefs and his politics.
  • Discusses Newton's legacy today - both in the scientific world and beyond.
  • Uses previously unpublished private writings and manuscript sources to present a pithy exploration of Newton's complex character.