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Newton's Gift - by David Berlinski (Paperback)

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  • Sir Isaac Newton, creator of the first and perhaps most important scientific theory, is a giant of the scientific era.
  • About the Author: David Berlinski is an essayist, philosopher, and mathematician.
  • 240 Pages
  • Biography + Autobiography, Science + Technology


Book Synopsis

Sir Isaac Newton, creator of the first and perhaps most important scientific theory, is a giant of the scientific era. Despite this, he has remained inaccessible to most modern readers, indisputably great but undeniably remote. In this witty, engaging, and often moving examination of Newton's life, David Berlinski recovers the man behind the mathematical breakthroughs. The story carries the reader from Newton's unremarkable childhood to his awkward undergraduate days at Cambridge through the astonishing year in which, working alone, he laid the foundation for his system of the world, his Principia Mathematica, and to the subsequent monumental feuds that poisoned his soul and wearied his supporters. An edifying appreciation of Newton's greatest accomplishment, Newton's Gift is also a touching celebration of a transcendent man.

Review Quotes

The Christian Century Berlinski draws an elegant portrait of Isaac Newton and his scientific discoveries that will captivate...A thoroughly engaging and sensitive guide to Newton's "soul-shattering worldview."

New Scientist This is Newton brought to life. You step through its pages into his mind.

Hugo Rossi American Scientist Berlinski does a masterful job...The architecture of Newton's physics is laid out here clearly and sharply.

Julia Keller Chicago Tribune David Berlinski plus any topic equals an extraordinary book...Making simple and accessible that which had previously been murky and intimidating is Berlinski's speciality.

About the Author

David Berlinski is an essayist, philosopher, and mathematician. He holds a Ph.D. from Princeton and has spent many years in various academic positions across America and abroad. He is the author of A Tour of the Calculus and The Advent of the Algorithm. He lives in Paris.
Dimensions (Overall): 5.5 Inches (H) x 8.4 Inches (W) x .7 Inches (D)
Weight: .7 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 240
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Science + Technology
Publisher: Free Press
Format: Paperback
Author: David Berlinski
Language: English
Street Date: March 1, 2002
TCIN: 17009493
UPC: 9780743217767
Item Number (DPCI): 247-44-3887
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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