Isaac Newton: and the Scientific Revolution (Oxford Portraits in Science) by Gale E. Christianson buy used Used & Rare price $9.20 new from$20.42 shop with confidence SPECIAL SHIPPING CONSIDERATIONS FOR USED & RARE ITEMS. Please see the special considerations for shipping Used & Rare items, including extended delivery times, possible import duties & taxes. Delivered in 3-5 weeks Format: Paperback Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA Condition: The following ISBNs are associated with this title: ISBN - 10:0195092244 ISBN - 13:9780195092240 Seller Comments: This is a former library book with library stickers and stamps. 100% of this purchase will support literacy programs through a nonprofit organization! From the Publisher In 1665, when an epidemic of the plague forced Cambridge University to close, Isaac Newton, then a young, undistinguished scholar, returned to his childhood home in rural England. Away from his colleagues and professors, Newton embarked on one of the greatest intellectual odysseys in the history of science: he began to formulate the law of universal gravitation, developed the calculus, and made revolutionary discoveries about the nature of light. After his return to Cambridge, Newton''s genius was quickly recognized and his reputation forever established. This biography also allows us to see the personal side of Newton, whose life away from science was equally fascinating. Quarrelsome, quirky, and not above using his position to silence critics and further his own career, he was an authentic genius with all too human faults.