Isaac Newton by James Gleick

The author of an acclaimed book on chaos turns his attention to the most famous English scientist.

The apple is a myth as you might expect. What is surprising is the reclusive nature of the great man and his fascination with the esoteric.

Alchemy was so mixed up with his scientific thinking.

This is a thoughtful and readable approach to what seems to be for the most part a rather dull and secretive subject matter.


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