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This Very Short Introduction uses Newton's own unpublished writings to provide fascinating insight into the man who kept the Royal Society under his thumb, was Head of the Mint, and whose contributions to our understanding of the heavens and the earth are considered by many to be unparalleled.
1. A National Man; 2. Playing philosophically; 3. The Marvellous years; 4. The censorious multitude; 5. A true hermetic philosopher; 6. One of God's choen few; 7. The Divine Book; 8. In the city; 9. Lord and Master of all; 10. Centaurs and other animals
Slim yet informative...The style is elegant and he steers through the shoals of Newton's difficult personality - he made enemies everywhere he went - and the more controversial aspects of his career - the alchemy and heresy - with an assured hand. Joe Cushley, What's On In London