Author(s): Niccolò Guicciardini
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"This pithy, nuanced biography of Isaac Newton examines the whole man, as a scientist born into the tumultuous seventeenth century and as an icon (and puzzle) through time."
Nature - Barbara Kiser
"A very fine and very accessible account of one of science’s outstanding figures. . . . Newton’s life is unfolded within a rich historical context, including much more than just the optical and gravitational science which immortalized his name. . . . Guicciardini is very well placed to deal with the technical aspects of Newton’s achievement, especially in optics, mechanics, and gravitation theory, all of which he treats in considerable detail, and with great lucidity."
Allan Chapman - Observatory Magazine (JC BookGrocer)