Isaac Newton (Giants of Science Series)

Isaac Newton (Giants of Science Series)

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by Kathleen Krull, Boris Kulikov
     
 

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Here is a man with an imagination so large that just 'by thinking on it,' he invented calculus and figured out the scientific explanation of gravity. Kathleen Krull presents a portrait of Isaac Newton that will challenge your beliefs about a genius whose amazing discoveries changed the world.  See more details below

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Here is a man with an imagination so large that just 'by thinking on it,' he invented calculus and figured out the scientific explanation of gravity. Kathleen Krull presents a portrait of Isaac Newton that will challenge your beliefs about a genius whose amazing discoveries changed the world.

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“The second title in Krull’s Giants of Science series meets, and perhaps even exceeds, expectations set by the debut, Leonardo da Vinci (BCCB 7/05). Krull and Newton are a match made in heaven: she with her flair for capturing the flaws and foibles of the mighty, and he with his razor-sharp mind and abysmal social skills.”—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review

“Outstanding. A multi-faceted portrait of a genius.”—School Library Journal, starred review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142408209
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
10/16/2008
Series:
Giants of Science Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
383,895
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1000L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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From the Publisher
“The second title in Krull’s Giants of Science series meets, and perhaps even exceeds, expectations set by the debut, Leonardo da Vinci (BCCB 7/05). Krull and Newton are a match made in heaven: she with her flair for capturing the flaws and foibles of the mighty, and he with his razor-sharp mind and abysmal social skills.”—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review

“Outstanding. A multi-faceted portrait of a genius.”—School Library Journal, starred review

Meet the Author

Kathleen Krull lives in San Diego, California. Boris Kulikov lives in New York City.

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Isaac Newton 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book highlights everything that happened in Sir Isaac Newton's life. It talked about how he wrote his greatest accomplishment, The Principia. Newton was taught based on the teachings of Aristotle. Everybody knows about his three laws of motion. When he wrote this book, "he wouldn't sleep, he wrote standing up, and forgot to eat" (as said by the only eye-witness to him writing the book and if you want to know you must read this book). I also liked this book because it had pictures. When you read something, the picture can help you visualize what it's talking about. The book does achieve its purpose and that is to inform me about the important parts in Newton's life. It tells me about The Principia, his side passion which nobody knew about (I'm not going to tell), and his other famous book. He was praised by Ben Franklin, and Albert Einstein after he died. They looked back on him as "his fame continued to soar." This book is a must read if you are interested in Science and Math and if you want to find out who the only eye-witness who saw Sir Isaac Newton write The Principia. It was an enjoyment to read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Then buy it youu silly !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The sample stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!