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Isaac Newton by James Gleick
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Gleick nestles Newton right into historical context and uncovers Newton the person while dazzling us with Newton, the mind behind the math.

He humbly walked a balance I find so beautiful I could cry:

"it may also be allow'd that God created particles of matter of several sizes and figures, and in several proportions to space and perhaps of different densities and forces, and thereby to vary the laws of nature and make worlds of several sorts in several parts of the universe. At least I see nothing of contradiction in all this."

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