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The Resource Isaac Newton, James Gleick

Isaac Newton, James Gleick

Label
Isaac Newton
Title
Isaac Newton
Statement of responsibility
James Gleick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An incisive portrait of one of the world's greatest scientific minds traces the evolution of Isaac Newton's scientific thought, from his early years at Cambridge University through his critical contributions to the history of science. Isaac Newton was born in a stone farmhouse in 1642, fatherless and unwanted by his mother. When he died in London in 1727 he was so renowned he was given a state funeral - an unheard-of honor for a subject whose achievements were in the realm of the intellect. During the years he was an irascible presence at Trinity College, Cambridge, Newton imagined properties of nature and gave them names - mass, gravity, velocity - things our science now takes for granted. Inspired by Aristotle, spurred on by Galileo's discoveries and the philosophy of Descartes, Newton grasped the intangible and dared to take its measure, a leap of the mind unparalleled in his generation. James Gleick, the author of Chaos and Genius, and one of the most acclaimed science writers of his generation, brings the reader into Newton's reclusive life and provides startlingly clear explanations of the concepts that changed forever our perception of bodies, rest, and motion - ideas so basic to the twenty-first century, it can truly be said: We are all Newtonians
Summary
A portrait of one of the world's greatest scientific minds traces the evolution of Isaac Newton's scientific thought, from his early years at Cambridge University through his critical contributions to the history of science
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2003
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
158613
Cataloging source
VWM
Dewey number
921
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
QC16.N7
LC item number
G55 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Isaac Newton, James Gleick
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Pantheon, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-258) and index
Contents
What imployment [sic] is he fit for -- Some philosophical questions -- To resolve problems by motion -- Two great orbs -- Bodys [sic] & senses -- The oddest if not the most considerable detection -- Reluctancy and reaction -- In the midst of a whirlwind -- All things, are corruptible -- Heresy, blasphemy, idolatry -- First principles -- Every body perseveres -- Is he like other men -- No man is a witness in his own cause -- The marble index of a mind
Control code
2470209
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Extent
xii, 272 p.
Isbn
9781400032952
Other physical details
ill., port.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm55696750
  • (OCoLC)55696750
Label
Isaac Newton, James Gleick
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Pantheon, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-258) and index
Contents
What imployment [sic] is he fit for -- Some philosophical questions -- To resolve problems by motion -- Two great orbs -- Bodys [sic] & senses -- The oddest if not the most considerable detection -- Reluctancy and reaction -- In the midst of a whirlwind -- All things, are corruptible -- Heresy, blasphemy, idolatry -- First principles -- Every body perseveres -- Is he like other men -- No man is a witness in his own cause -- The marble index of a mind
Control code
2470209
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Extent
xii, 272 p.
Isbn
9781400032952
Other physical details
ill., port.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm55696750
  • (OCoLC)55696750

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