World History Biographies

Isaac Newton: The Scientist Who Changed Everything

By Philip Steele
(National Geographic Children's Books, Hardcover, 9781426301148, 64pp.)

Publication Date: September 11, 2007

Other Editions of This Title: Library Binding, Paperback

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Born in England in 1643, Isaac Newton grew up in the age when Renaissance thinkers were challenging accepted ideas throughout Europe. Fascinated by all earthly science, Newton developed laws of motion and universal gravitation which also furthered our understanding of the movement of celestial bodies. This vibrant biography profiles the famed physicist as an acclaimed mathematician, astronomer, alchemist, philosopher, and inventor as well. Readers will discover the genius who inspired Alexander Pope to write,

"Nature and nature's laws lay hid in night;
God said 'Let Newton be' and all was light."

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Praise For World History Biographies

"Featuring extrarodinary people throughout history, this series presents information in an easy-to-read, well-organized format." --Library Media Connection

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