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Author Iliffe, Rob

Title Newton : a very short introduction / Rob Iliffe
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007

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Description 1 online resource (141 pages) : illustrations
Series Very short introductions ; 158
Very short introductions ; 158
Contents List of illustrations; 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 chosen few; 7 The divine book; 8 In the city; 9 Lord and master of all; 10 Centaurs and other animals; Further reading; Index
Summary Newton's contributions to our understanding of the heavens and the earth are considered by many to be unparalleled. This Very Short Introduction explains his remarkable scientific theories, and also uses Newton's own unpublished writings to paint a picture of an extremely complex man whose beliefs had a huge impact on Europe's political, intellectual, and religious landscape. - ;This Very Short Introduction uses Newton's own unpublished writings to provide fascinating insight into the man who kept the Royal Society under his thumb, was Head of the Mint, and whose contributions to our understan
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-134) and index
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Subject Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727.
SUBJECT Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727 fast
Subject Physicists -- Great Britain -- Biography
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Science & Technology.
Physicists
Great Britain
Genre/Form Electronic books
Biographies
Biographies.
Biographies.
Form Electronic book
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