Isaac Newton

By Krull, Kathleen

Publishers Summary:
Isaac Newton was not only brilliant, but secretive, vindictive and obsessive. Here is a portrait of the man, contradictions and all, that places him against the backdrop of seventeenth-century England, a time of plague, the Great Fire of London, and two revolutions.

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ISBN
978-0-67005-921-8
Publisher
Viking


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2006

Gr 5-7 Krull fulfills the promise of the outstanding previous volume in this series, "Leonardo da Vinci" (Viking, 2005) with this follow-up. Writing in a style aptly described in the blurb as -juicily anecdotal - (a tone reflected in Kulikov -s witty illustrations), she offers a multifaceted portrait of a genius who was -both brilliant and several slices short of a loaf, - capable of revol...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2006

As she did so well in the first entry in the Giants of Science series (Leonardo da Vinci, rev. 9/05), Krull once again defines her subject as a scientist, explaining his influence on the thinking of other scientists (contributing the laws of gravity and motion, for example), as well as on the nature of scientific thinking. Before Newton, science was based on conjecture; after Newton, inductive reas...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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