British Legends: The Life and Legacy of Sir Isaac Newton

ISBN: 9781492795841
*Includes pictures of Newton and important people in his life.
*Discusses Newton's discoveries and theories, including the legend about the falling apple inspiring his discovery of gravity.
*Includes excerpts of Newton's most influential quotes and writings.
*Includes linked footnotes and a Table of Contents.

“Here is buried Isaac Newton, Knight, who by a strength of mind almost divine, and mathematical principles peculiarly his own, explored the course and figures of the planets, the paths of comets, the tides of the sea, the dissimilarities in rays of light, and, what no other scholar has previously imagined, the properties of the colours thus produced. Diligent, sagacious and faithful, in his expositions of nature, antiquity and the holy Scriptures, he vindicated by his philosophy the majesty of God mighty and good, and expressed the simplicity of the Gospel in his manners. Mortals rejoice that there has existed such and so great an ornament of the human race! He was born on 25 December 1642, and died on 20 March 1726/7.” – Inscription on Sir Isaac Newton’s tomb.
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