Title Isaac Newton.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Library discard.
Edition First Edition, Second Printing.
Publisher Pantheon Books, New York: 2002.
0375422331 / 9780375422331
Seller ID 12179X1
In this original, sweeping, and intimate biography, Gleik moves between a comprehensive historical portrait and a dramatic focus on Newton's significant letters and unpublished notebooks to illuminate the real importance of his work in physics, in optics, and its calculus. He makes us see the old intuitive, alchemical universe out of which Newton's mathematics first arose and shows us how Newton's ideas have altered all forms of understanding from history to philosophy. Includes an Index. "After reading Jim Gleick's beautifully written and intimate portreait of Newton, I felt as if I'd spent an evening by the fire with that complex and troubled genius." - Alan Lightman, author of Einstein's Dreams
(Key Words: Isaac Newton, James Gleick, Science, British Physicists, Great Britain, Biography, Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire, Royal Society of London, Planets, Henry Oldenburg, Moon, Motion, Light, Physics, Edmond Halley, God, Rene Descartes, Calculus, Colors, Alchemy, Aristotle).