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Never at Rest : A Biography of Isaac Newton - Richard S. Westfall

Never at Rest

A Biography of Isaac Newton

Paperback Published: 5th September 1983
ISBN: 9780521274357
Number Of Pages: 928

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This richly detailed biography captures both the personal life and the scientific career of Isaac Newton, presenting a fully rounded picture of Newton the man, the scientist, the philosopher, the theologian, and the public figure. Professor Westfall treats all aspects of Newton's career, but his account centres on a full description of Newton's achievements in science. Thus the core of the work describes the development of the calculus, the experimentation that altered the direction of the science of optics, and especially the investigations in celestial dynamics that led to the law of universal gravitation.

'This monumental scientific biography provides a masterly, well-documented summary of contemporary views of all the many facets of Newton's astoundingly wide-ranging career.' Nature 'The first detailed biography of Newton written by a professional historian of science who, over the years, has mastered the prodigious literature, weighed it judiciously, and still manages to reveal new insights by delving into the mass of Newton's unpublished writings. Westfall has produced a work of major significance.' Science 'A monumental biography, and a delight to read.' The New Yorker 'Richard Westfall has done Newton proud.' The Economist

A note about dates
Abbreviations used in footnotes
The discovery of a new world
A sober, silent, thinking lad
The solitary scholar
Resolving problems by motion
Anni mirabiles
Lucasian professor
Publication and crisis
Years of silence
The Mint
President of the Royal Society
The priority dispute
Years of decline
Bibliographical essay
List of illustrations
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521274357
ISBN-10: 0521274354
Series: Cambridge Paperback Library
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 928
Published: 5th September 1983
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 5.1
Weight (kg): 1.32