Newton by Peter Ackroyd
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Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) is said to have made his greatest contributions to science in 1665-66 while at his parents home in Lincolnshire escaping the Great Plague (which had closed the universities). It was at this fruitful time that he formulated calculus, hit upon the idea of gravity and performed experiments which showed that white light was made up of different coloured rays.
"Ackroyd does a commendable job in this introduction to a very complex genius." - Publishers Weekly.
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Peter Ackroyd Author Biography
Peter Ackroyd was born in London, England and educated at Clare College,
Cambridge; and at Yale. He began his literary career as a poet, before turning
to fiction. Today, he is the bestselling author of at least fourteen
novels (often writing with a dual narrative style where the two voices are
separated by the centuries), fifteen non-fiction books, various collections and
history series for children.
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