Never at Rest: A Biography of Isaac Newton
This richly detailed 1981 biography captures both the personal life and the scientific career of Isaac Newton, presenting a fully rounded picture of Newton the man, the scientist, the philosopher, the theologian, and the public figure. Professor Westfall treats all aspects of Newton's career, but his account centres on a full description of Newton's achievements in science. Thus the core of the work describes the development of the calculus, the experimentation that altered the direction of the science of optics, and especially the investigations in celestial dynamics that led to the law of universal gravitation.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - shelmj01 - LibraryThing
Sir Isaac Newton has made more accomplishments to science and mathematics than arguably anyone. This biography addresses all his accomplishment in great detail. This book is geared towards a more ... Read full review
Review: Never at Rest: A Biography of Isaac NewtonUser Review - Ben - Goodreads
If you ever want to get into the minutiae of Isaac Newton's life, this is the book. At 800 pages, it's thorough and enlightening. I never knew about Newton's appointment to the head of the Mint, or really anything about his later life. I skipped much of that (it is, well, rather tedious). Read full review