The Life of Isaac Newton

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Cambridge University Press, Jul 29, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 328 pages
One of the greatest scientists in history, Isaac Newton's 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 and public figure. An abridged version of his Never at Rest, this concise biography makes Westfall's highly acclaimed portrait of Newton accessible to general readers.

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A condensed version of Westfall's 1981 biography of Newton, Never at Rest (priced at $100 and not reviewed), that nevertheless displays a high level of scholarship and detail. Westfall (History and ... Read full review

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Contents

A Sober Silent Thinking Lad
1
The Solitary Scholar
19
Anni Mirabiles
37
Lucasian Professor
61
Publication and Crisis
85
Rebellion
110
Years of Silence
133
Principia
159
Revolution
191
The Mint
221
President of the Royal Society
247
The Priority Dispute
273
Years of Decline
297
Bibliographical Essay
314
Index
319
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