NEWTON: Brief Lives


NEWTON: Brief Lives

PETER ACKROYD    Book Number: 86199    Product format: Paperback

Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge, an MP, Master of the Mint and President of the Royal Society, Isaac Newton (1642-1727) the author of Principia one of the most important books in the history of science, was an English genius. He made his greatest contributions to original thought before the age of 25 while at home in Lincolnshire, escaping the great plague of 1665. He wrote "I was in the prime of my age for inventions." Fascinated by calculus, the planets and the 'laws of motion' and in keeping with his age, Newton blurred the borders between natural philosophy and speculation. He was fascinated with astrology as well as astronomy and dabbled in alchemy, while his religious faith was never undermined by his scientific reasoning. Acclaimed biographer Peter Ackroyd has a fine eye for the intimate thorny details and the biography is elegant in construction and execution and demonstrates the unique brilliance of his perceptions which changed our world forever. 163pp in paperback, diagrams.
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