Introducing Newton (Introducing...)
By: William Rankin (author)Paperback
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This is a reissue of a key "Introducing" title. The rainbow, the moon, a spinning top, a comet, the ebb and flood of the oceans...a falling apple. There is only one universe and it fell to Isaac Newton to discover its secrets. Newton was arguably the greatest scientific genius of all time, and yet he remains a mysterious figure. Brilliantly written and illustrated by William Rankin, "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 whom Edmund Halley said, "Nearer to the gods may no man approach!"
William Rankin has worked in London for Oz and the Radio Times; in France for Actuel and Echo des Savanes; in Sweden for Etc. and Dagens Nyheter. Born in Edinburgh he is presently living in Paris and working as a Graphics Editor at a global newspaper.
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