Isaac Newton - eBook
Isaac Newton - eBook  -     By: Kathleen Krull
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Newton's ideas didn't come to him like an apple falling from a tree. Rather, it was a process where he thought about problems continually. Brilliantly showing children the results from the rigors of scientific thinking, as well as the importance of peer-review, publishing, and the give-and-take exchange of ideas so important to science today, this biography of Newton deftly combines the story of Newton's life, the historical setting he was working in, and the development of science. Inventor of what we know as the three laws of motion, calculus, gravity, modern physics, as well as rules for scientific reasoning and the scientific method, modern science still rests upon his shoulders. 126 pages, indexed.

Parental Note: This biography notes the historical speculation about a possible homosexual affair between Newton and another mathematician as well as his firm (though unorthodox) belief in God. Two metaphors mention Harry Potter.

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Puffin Books
Publication Date: 2008
ISBN: 9781101098363
ISBN-13: 9781101098363
Ages: 9-11

Publisher's Description

What was Isaac Newton like? Secretive, vindictive, withdrawn, obsessive, and, oh, yes, brilliant. His imagination was so large that, just "by thinking on it," he invented calculus and figured out the scientific explanation of gravity.Yet Newton was so small-minded that he set out to destroy other scientists who dared question his findings. Here is a compelling portrait of Newton, contradictions and all, that places him against the backdrop of 17th-century England, a time of plague, the Great Fire of London, and two revolutions.

Author Bio

Kathleen Krull lives in San Diego, California. Boris Kulikov lives in New York City.

Editorial Reviews

"The second title in Krull’s Giants of Science series meets, and perhaps even exceeds, expectations set by the debut, Leonardo da Vinci (BCCB 7/05). Krull and Newton are a match made in heaven: she with her flair for capturing the flaws and foibles of the mighty, and he with his razor-sharp mind and abysmal social skills."—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review

"Outstanding. A multi-faceted portrait of a genius."—School Library Journal, starred review

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