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Author Christianson, Gale E.

Title In the presence of the Creator : Isaac Newton and his times / Gale E. Christianson.

Publication Info. New York : Free Press ; London : Collier Macmillan, [1984]


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Basement Materials  B NEWTON, ISAAC, SIR    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  92 NEWTON    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  509.24 N563C    Check Shelf
Description xv, 623 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 577-606) and index.
Contents Inside a quart pot -- Of giants and dwarfs -- The transit of genius -- A movable feast -- A kinde of nothinge -- Some strangeness in the proportion -- The killing ground -- "I desire to withdraw" -- The treasures of darkness -- Heretic : sotto voce -- A pitfall in Eden -- The most perfect mechanic of all -- "Go your way, and sin no more" -- Cul-de-sac -- A morality play -- "Your very loving unkle" -- Sir Isaac -- The devil's banter -- "Second inventors count for nothing" -- "They could not get me to yield" -- Infinity.
Summary Publisher description: Gale E. Christianson has turned his full attention to one man alone, Isaac Newton, who emerges full-blown in these pages not merely as a preeminent astronomer but as the figure history has long known him to be : the greatest scientific thinker of modern times.
Subject Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727.
Physicists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Mathematicians -- Great Britain -- Biography.
ISBN 0029051908
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