The Newton Papers: The Strange and True Odyssey of Isaac Newton's Manuscripts

By Dry, Sarah

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9780199951048
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Oxford Univ.


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Reviewed on April 1, 2014  |  Science and Technology

Dry (former research fellow, London Sch. of Economics; Curie: A Life) shows a distinct way to decipher the "mean, mad genius" of Isaac Newton, who died in 1727, aged 84, leaving no will—and vast numbers of unorganized unpublished writings. Dry's book is not a biography of the man but of his manifold papers and our evolving understanding of (and sympathies toward) them as they traveled across time and ownership. The documents reveal Newton's interests beyond the scientific and the mathematical, showing such fascinati...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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