"Introducing Newton" explains the extraordinary ideas of a man who sifted through the accumulated knowledge of centuries, tossed out mistaken beliefs, and single-handedly made enormous advances in mathematics, mechanics and optics. By the age of 25, entirely self-taught, he had sketched out a system of the world. Einstein's theories are unthinkable without Newton's founding system. He was also a secret heretic, a mystic and an alchemist, the man of whom Edmond Halley said, 'Nearer to the gods may no man approach!'.Über den Autor:
William Rankin has worked in London for Oz and the Radio Times; in France for Actuel and Echo des Savanes; and in Sweden for Etc. and Dagens Nyheter. Born in Edinburgh, he now lives in Paris and works for a major newspaper.
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