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Born in England in 1643, Isaac Newton grew up in the age when Renaissance thinkers were challenging accepted ideas throughout Europe. Fascinated by all earthly science, Newton developed laws of motion and universal gravitation which also furthered our understanding of the movement of celestial bodies. This vibrant biography profiles the famed physicist as an acclaimed mathematician, astronomer, alchemist, philosopher, and inventor as well. Readers will discover the genius who inspired Alexander Pope to write,
"Nature and nature's laws lay hid in night;
God said 'Let Newton be' and all was light."
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|Publisher:||National Geographic Society|
|Series:||National Geographic World History Biographies Series|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Lexile:||980L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Philip Steele has worked in children's publishing as an author and editor for more than 30 years. He has written about lands, peoples, cultures, and the natural world. Some of his most prominent titles are biographies of Ho Chi Minh, Jesse Owens, and Rosa Parks. Steele lives in Beaumaris, Wales.