Newton

Author: Alexander Kennedy
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781535252836
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Kindle MatchBook - Buy the print version and get the Kindle book free! Isaac Newton is one of the chief architects of our world, the man whose life marked the definitive transition from the Dark Ages to the modern scientific era. His laws of motion and gravity laid the foundations for the entire discipline of physics, and his work on optics, color, thermodynamics, and the speed of sound greatly advanced their respective fields. Along the way, he co-invented calculus and built the first useful reflecting telescope. Yet this towering genius was also all too human, prone to lashing out at rivals, paranoia, and even nervous breakdowns. He secretly worked with alchemy and the occult even as his public experiments swept away the mysticism of the medieval age. In this compact, highly readable biography, Alexander Kennedy chronicles Newton in all his paradoxical glory: his insights along with his superstitions, his stinginess and cruelty along with his great gifts to the human race. As Kennedy describes Newton's penetrating experiments into the physical world, the reader comes to understand why Alexander Pope once wrote of this Father of Modern Science: "Nature and Nature's laws lay hid in night/ God said, 'Let Newton be!' and all was light..." "I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." - Isaac Newton Buy Now to Discover: The wager that led to the most important book in scientific history. Concise, layman's explanations of Newton's scientific breakthroughs. How the Great Plague of 1665 contributed to the theory of universal gravitation. The truth behind Newton's troubled personal life and nervous breakdowns. Newton's obsessive search for the alchemical "philosopher's stone." Newton's friendship with pioneering astronomer Edmond Halley. The lasting legacy of Newton's writings. Buy Now and Read the True Story of Isaac Newton Thank you in advance for buying our book. We know you'll love it!

The Clockwork Universe

Author: Edward Dolnick
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062042262
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New York Times bestselling author Edward Dolnick brings to light the true story of one of the most pivotal moments in modern intellectual history—when a group of strange, tormented geniuses invented science as we know it, and remade our understanding of the world. Dolnick’s earth-changing story of Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the birth of modern science is at once an entertaining romp through the annals of academic history, in the vein of Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything, and a captivating exploration of a defining time for scientific progress, in the tradition of Richard Holmes’ The Age of Wonder.

Isaac the Alchemist Secrets of Isaac Newton Reveal d

Author: Mary Losure
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763680478
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Before Isaac Newton became the father of physics, an accomplished mathematician, or a leader of the scientific revolution, he was a boy living in an apothecary’s house, observing and experimenting, recording his observations of the world in a tiny notebook. As a young genius living in a time before science as we know it existed, Isaac studied the few books he could get his hands on, built handmade machines, and experimented with alchemy—a process of chemical reactions that seemed, at the time, to be magical. Mary Losure’s riveting narrative nonfiction account of Isaac’s early life traces his development as a thinker from his childhood, in friendly prose that will capture the attention of today’s budding scientists—as if by magic. Back matter includes an afterword, an author’s note, source notes, a bibliography, and an index.

Isaac Newton The Last Sorcerer

Author: Michael White
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 000739201X
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First time in ebook format, this biography of Isaac Newton reveals the extraordinary influence that the study of alchemy had on the greatest Early Modern scientific discoveries. In this ‘ground breaking biography’ Michael White destroys the myths of the life of Isaac Newton and reveals a portrait of the scientist as the last sorcerer.

The Newton Papers

Author: Sarah Dry
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199354197
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When Isaac Newton died in 1727 without a will, he left behind a wealth of papers that, when examined, gave his followers and his family a deep sense of unease. Some of what they contained was wildly heretical and alchemically obsessed, hinting at a Newton altogether stranger and less palatable than the one enshrined in Westminster Abbey as the paragon of English rationality. These manuscripts had the potential to undermine not merely Newton's reputation, but that of the scientific method he embodied. They were immediately suppressed as "unfit to be printed," and, aside from brief, troubling glimpses spread across centuries, the papers would remain hidden from sight for more than seven generations. In The Newton Papers, Sarah Dry illuminates the tangled history of these private writings over the course of nearly three hundred years, from the long span of Newton's own life into the present day. The writings, on subjects ranging from secret alchemical formulas to impassioned rejections of the Holy Trinity, would eventually come to light as they moved through the hands of relatives, collectors, and scholars. The story of their disappearance, dispersal, and rediscovery is populated by a diverse cast of characters who pursued and possessed the papers, from economist John Maynard Keynes to controversial Jewish Biblical scholar Abraham Yahuda. Dry's captivating narrative moves between these varied personalities, depicting how, as they chased the image of Newton through the thickets of his various obsessions, these men became obsessed themselves with the allure of defining the "true" Newton. Dry skillfully accounts for the ways with which Newton's pursuers have approached his papers over centuries. Ultimately, The Newton Papers shows how Newton has been made and re-made throughout history by those seeking to reconcile the cosmic contradictions of an extraordinarily complex man.

Newton and the Counterfeiter

Author: Thomas Levenson
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571265758
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Already famous throughout Europe for his theories of planetary motion and gravity, Isaac Newton decided to take on the job of running the Royal Mint. And there, Newton became drawn into a battle with William Chaloner, the most skilful of counterfeiters, a man who not only got away with faking His Majesty's coins (a crime that the law equated with treason), but was trying to take over the Mint itself. But Chaloner had no idea who he was taking on. Newton pursued his enemy with the cold, implacable logic that he brought to his scientific research. Set against the backdrop of early eighteenth-century London with its sewers running down the middle of the streets, its fetid rivers, its packed houses, smoke and fog, its industries and its great port, this dark tale of obsession and revenge transforms our image of Britain's greatest scientist.

Memoirs of Sir Isaac Newton s Life

Author: William Stukeley
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781523211159
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"Memoirs of Sir Isaac Newton's life" from William Stukeley. Antiquary, ed at Cambridge (1687-1765).

The Life of Isaac Newton

Author: Richard S. Westfall
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316453952
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Isaac Newton was indisputably one of the greatest scientists in history. His achievements in mathematics and physics marked the culmination of the movement that brought modern science into being. Richard Westfall's biography captures in engaging detail both his private life and scientific career, presenting a complex picture of Newton the man, and as scientist, philosopher, theologian, alchemist, public figure, President of the Royal Society, and Warden of the Royal Mint. An abridged version of his magisterial study Never at Rest (Cambridge, 1980), this concise biography makes Westfall's highly acclaimed portrait of Newton newly accessible to general readers.