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.... Newton, experimental philosopher, slid a bodkin into his eye socket between eyeball and bone. He pressed with the tip until he saw 'severall white darke & coloured circles'.... Almost as recklessly, he stared with one eye at the sun, reflected in a looking glass, for as long as he could bear.
From poor beginnings, Newton rose to prominence and wealth, and Gleick uses contemporary accounts and notebooks to track the genius's arc, much as Newton tracked the paths of comets. Without a single padded sentence or useless fact, Gleick portrays a complicated man whose inspirations required no falling apples. --Therese Littleton --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
If you want to learn about Isaac Newton, in my opinion, this is not the book. The more I read it, the more I dislike it. At one point I wanted to throw it through the window. Read morePublished 11 days ago by wolfi
A very rich and complete biography with plenty information to expand knowledge and pursue a personal research.Published 24 days ago by Jaime Ahumada
A wonderful biography. This volume is well-researched, it gives an excellent view into social environment during Newton's time.Published 1 month ago by Reluctant Reviewer
This biography is a compact and well-written personal, scientific, social and national history of Newton and his times.......Published 2 months ago by Alf Howard
If only I had had a chance to read this book as an undergraduate physics major in college. I suppose for the sake of efficiency we were presented with "just the facts. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Garrett A. Hughes