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# Newton's Notebook: The Life, Times, and Discoveries of Isaac Newton

by
Joel Levy

This unique format brings Sir Isaac Newton, the man who “discovered” gravity, to life in vivid form. An intimate look at his writings, correspondence, and life events, the

*Notebook*examines his early life and education, his achievements in mathematics and optics, the publication of the*Principia*, and the long-term impact of his revolutionary theories. Illustrated with lett ...moreHardcover, 160 pages

Published
April 27th 2010
by Running Press
(first published February 1st 2010)

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Newton’s Notebook was very interesting and helpful. I was surprised about how much we actually know about someone who lived in the mid 1600’s to early 1700’s. The information was very we ...more

I found the descriptions of how he dealt with people to be perhaps the most interesting; from the devotion to family, to the contempt ...more

The format consists of quotations from Newton's notebooks and from letters to and from, interspersed with just the right amount of narrative.

A tour-de force!

Newton was at least as interested in theology and alchemy as in physics.

Brilliant book!

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For a small book it covers a lot of territory. Nice layout and easy read.

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Joel Levy is a writer and journalist specializing in science and history. He is the author of over a dozen books, including The Little Book of Conspiracies and Scientific Feuds: From Galileo to the Human Genome Project. PHOBIAPEDIA is his first book for children.

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