Never at rest, A biography of Isaac Newton

Catalogue Number: 2466
Never at rest, A biography of Isaac Newton
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Hewett collection
Author: WESTFALL Richard S
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1980 (reprint 1981)
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Cambridge
Publisher/Manufacturer: Cambridge University Press
Description Of Item: Hardback, red cloth cover, 240 x 165 mm, 908 pages, black and white diagrams and illustrations. list of illustrations, index of Newton's works, index
Historical Significance: Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727) was a great figure in the history of optical science. His classic "Opticks" was first published in English in 1704. Newton was Lucasian Professor at Cambridge 1669-1693 and a Fellow of Trinity College. He achieved fame as a creative mathematician and for his law of universal gravitation which explains planetary motions. He retired from research in 1693 to become a government official in London. The Latin edition of Opticks was published in 1706 to satisfy a wider scientific audience in Europe. The Kett Museum holds a copy in the Aitken collection Cat No, 0016.
How Acquired: Ex Nathan Library
Date Acquired: August 2014
Condition: Good except for library markings

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