Isaac the Alchemist: Secrets of Isaac Newton, Reveal’d

Mary Losure

Isaac the Alchemist: Secrets of Isaac Newton, Reveal'd
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Isaac the Alchemist: Secrets of Isaac Newton, Reveal’d

Mary Losure

A surprising true story of Isaac Newton’s boyhood suggests an intellectual development owing as much to magic as science. Before Isaac Newton became the father of physics, an accomplished mathematician, or a leader of the scientific revolution, he was a boy living in an apothecary’s house, observing and experimenting, recording his observations of the world in a tiny notebook. As a young genius living in a time before science as we know it existed, Isaac studied the few books he could get his hands on, built handmade machines, and experimented with alchemy-a process of chemical reactions that seemed, at the time, to be magical. Mary Losure’s riveting narrative nonfiction account of Isaac’s early life traces his development as a thinker from his childhood, in friendly prose that will capture the attention of today’s budding scientists-as if by magic. Back matter includes an afterword, an author’s note, source notes, a bibliography, and an index.

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