Newton: The Making of Genius

Newton: The Making of Genius

by Patricia Fara

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781447204534
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication date: 07/06/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 7 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Patricia Fara is a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, where she lectures on the history of science. She is the author of two books on scientific history for general readers, including Newton: The Making of Genius (2002) as well as numerous articles and reviews for academic and popular publications.

Table of Contents



List of Illustrations

ix



Acknowledgements

xiii



Preface

xvi

1

Sanctity

1

2

Icons

30

3

Disciples

59

4

Enemies

98

5

France

126

6

Genius

155

7

Myths

192

8

Shrines

231

9

Inheritors

252



Notes

277



Bibliography

302



Index

338


What People are Saying About This

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Isaac Newton may be a household name, but few people understand the foundation of this fame. In Newton: The Making of Genius, Patricia Fara has done the impossible -- she has chronicled Newton's brilliance in a way that is simultaneously informative, comprehensive, and fun to read.

Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and director, Hayden Planetarium, New York City

Roy Porter

A good read, purposeful, well structured, and well researched... Quite eye-opening.

Roy Porter, author of The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity

EBOOK COMMENTARY

Isaac Newton may be a household name, but few people understand the foundation of this fame. In Newton: The Making of Genius, Patricia Fara has done the impossible -- she has chronicled Newton's brilliance in a way that is simultaneously informative, comprehensive, and fun to read.

Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and director, Hayden Planetarium, New York City

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