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The Resource The dark side of Isaac Newton, Nick Kollerstrom

The dark side of Isaac Newton, Nick Kollerstrom

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The dark side of Isaac Newton
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The dark side of Isaac Newton
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Nick Kollerstrom
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eng
Summary
Isaac Newton was accorded a semi-divine status in the 18th and 19th centuries, whereby his image linked together religion and science. The real human being behind the demi-god image has tended to be lost. He was a person who took credit from others, and crushed the reputations of those to whom he owed most. This most brilliant of mathematicians could alas be devious, deceptive and duplicitous. This work doesn't go looking at unpublished alchemical musings as is nowadays fashionable, rather it sticks to the historical record. At the time when the new science was born, we scrutinise the way he failed to discover the law of gravity or invent calculus. What exactly did Leibniz mean by describing him as 'a mind neither fair nor honest'? Why did Robert Hooke describe him as 'the veriest knave in all the house' and why was the astronomer Flamsteed calling him SIN (Sir Isaac Newton)? We are here concerned to give him credit for what he did discover, which may not be quite what you had been told. This book redefines the genius of Isaac Newton, but without the heavily mythologised baggage of a bygone era. He believed in one God, one law and one bank
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Kollerstrom, Nick
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Newton, Isaac
  • Mathematicians
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The dark side of Isaac Newton, Nick Kollerstrom
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Control code
000064804022
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781526740540
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1041509570
Label
The dark side of Isaac Newton, Nick Kollerstrom
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064804022
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781526740540
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1041509570

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