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The Resource Newton, Peter Ackroyd

Newton, Peter Ackroyd

Label
Newton
Title
Newton
Statement of responsibility
Peter Ackroyd
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Newton was not yet twenty - five years old, he formulated calculus, hit upon the idea of gravity, and discovered the spectrum. By 1678, Newton designed a telescope to study the movement of the planets and published Principia, a milestone in the history of science, which set forth his famous laws of motion and universal gravitation. Newton's long-time research on calculus, finally made public in 1704, triggered a heated controversy as European scientists accused him of plagiarizing the work of the German scientist Gottfried Leibniz. In this third volume in the acclaimed Ackroyd's Brief Lives series, bestselling author Peter Ackroyd provides an engaging portrait of Isaac Newton, illuminating what we think we know about him and describing his seminal contributions to science and mathematics. A man of wide and eclectic interests, Newton blurred the borders between natural philosophy and speculation: he was as passionate about astrology as astronomy and dabbled in alchemy, while his religious faith was never undermined by his determination to interpret a modern universe as a mathematical universe. By bringing vividly to life a somewhat puritanical man whose desire to experiment and explore bordered on the obsessive, Peter Ackroyd demonstrates the unique brilliance of Newton's perceptions, which changed our understanding of the world
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ackroyd, Peter
Dewey number
  • 530.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC16.N7
LC item number
A48 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Ackroyd's brief lives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Newton, Isaac
  • Physicists
Label
Newton, Peter Ackroyd
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-170) and index
Contents
A blessed boy -- College boy -- The apple falls -- The darker art -- The professor -- A secret faith -- A taste of fire -- Eureka! -- The great work -- The public world -- Hero worship -- The balance is lost -- Matters of coinage -- Female company -- Leader of the Royal Society -- A battle of wills -- Duel of wits -- In decline -- Last days
Control code
ocm67361738
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xi, 176 p.
Isbn
9780385507998
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2006045619
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)67361738
Label
Newton, Peter Ackroyd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-170) and index
Contents
A blessed boy -- College boy -- The apple falls -- The darker art -- The professor -- A secret faith -- A taste of fire -- Eureka! -- The great work -- The public world -- Hero worship -- The balance is lost -- Matters of coinage -- Female company -- Leader of the Royal Society -- A battle of wills -- Duel of wits -- In decline -- Last days
Control code
ocm67361738
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xi, 176 p.
Isbn
9780385507998
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2006045619
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)67361738

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