Series: Canto Classics
352 pages, 15 b/w illustrations
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 The Life of Isaac Newton 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 The Life of Isaac Newtonmakes Westfall's highly acclaimed portrait of Newton newly accessible to general readers.
A note about dates
1. A sober, silent, thinking lad
2. The solitary scholar
3. Anni Mirabilis
4. Lucasian professor
5. Publication and crisis
7. Years of silence
10. The Mint
11. President of the Royal Society
12. The priority dispute
13. Years of decline
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