Catalogue Number: 1978
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Hewett collection
Author: ACKROYD, Peter
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 2006
Edition: 1st USA edition
Time Period: 21st C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: New York
Publisher/Manufacturer: Random House
Description Of Item: Dust wrapper, red board cover half cloth, 175 pages, black and white illustrations, 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.
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum
Date Acquired: Nov 2011
Condition: Very good
Location: Nathan Library. Hewett collection

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