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

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  39 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
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 ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published April 27th 2010 by Running Press (first published February 1st 2010)
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Brady O'Brien
Apr 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Newton’s Notebook by Joel Levy is a compilation of information of the great Sir Isaac Newton. There wasn’t much of a story in the book, it was more of a documentary of his entire life, not just his achievements and accomplishments in science. It also talked about how he acted and used many quotes for reference.
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
Paul Childs
Aug 06, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: history, biography
This was an interesting book about Newton and his works. In addition to covering his greater achievements, such as calculus and discovering gravity, some of his other passions were also discussed such as alchemy and his unique religious beliefs. The book is a short work that doesn't go into too much detail on any one topic, but it was well written and easy to read.

I found the descriptions of how he dealt with people to be perhaps the most interesting; from the devotion to family, to the contempt
Jack Laschenski
Jun 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
An amazing, quite compete bio of Newton in only 169 pages!

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!
Jul 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
liked it as all biographies go this one i liked. took exactly one year to finish it, since, nicely put together by the author, the book is divided into small sections of what newton did, was, liked, had feuds/loves with. what. . . makes me want to read into descartes the mathematician and aristotle the philosopher, to get the whole backdrop story here.
I have always been a fan of Isaac Newton. This book is a nice addition to my book collection... every two pages introduces a new topic from his life and includes artifacts and illustrations to bring to life his accomplishments and the times in which he lived, and as such is a different and very entertaining and enlightening biography.
Drew Swearingen
For a small book it covers a lot of territory. Nice layout and easy read.
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Enjoyable read about Newton's life and research with pictures and excerpts from his notebook. I always enjoy learning some of the human elements in the lives of brilliant and influential people.
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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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