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Isaac Newton: The Scientist Who Changed Everything (World History Biographies)

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Born in England in 1643, Isaac Newton grew up in the age when Renaissance thinkers were challenging accepted ideas throughout Europe. Fascinated by all earthly science, Newton developed laws of motion and universal gravitation which also furthered our understanding of the movement of celestial bodies. This vibrant biography profiles the famed physicist as an acclaimed math ...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published September 11th 2007 by National Geographic Children's Books (first published January 1st 2007)
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Annie Oosterwyk
Apr 07, 2014 Annie Oosterwyk rated it really liked it
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A lucky find right after reading A Corner of White. This is another wonderful National Geographic biography with historical, social,and political inserts which add greatly to the life story of Sir Isaac Newton. A time line along the bottom puts Newton's life in context with what is happening in England and the scientific community.
Just right for middle grades learning about light and motion.
Kacie
Jul 05, 2016 Kacie rated it it was ok
I chose it because it was on a Beautiful Feet book list (usually good choices!). Not quite narrative, and not very interesting, imo. A bit dry. Perhaps it is the best choice for the target audience? If I come up with a better alternative, I'll try to share that here.

I did like the running timeline at the bottom to help place other events in history at the time of Newton.
Portia P.
Feb 12, 2014 Portia P. rated it really liked it
Great series packed with fun facts and historical relevancy that broadens knowledge base beyond biography of Newton. I first read the bio then went back and read the captions and fact boxes... I could probably read the biography again and again and learn something knew each time.
Tonya
May 28, 2015 Tonya rated it really liked it
What I like about this book is that it shows very many historic images: paintings, woodcarvings, documents, etc.
Cheryl
Jun 23, 2013 Cheryl rated it really liked it
One of the better books in this series.
Ginger
Dec 17, 2008 Ginger rated it really liked it
Well-written detailed account of Newton's youth and subsequent success
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