Steven Robert Allen
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The author of a widely praised biography of Richard Feynman, considered one of the great scientific minds of the 20th century, returns with a new biography of one of the great scientific minds of all time. Gleick shows how Newton's radical ideas about time, space, matter, gravity and a host of other physical concepts evolved. Critics have said the book's greatest strength is that it lucidly explains the paradigm shift that Newton initiated in the physical sciences. Some readers have complained that Gleick has failed to create the kind of personal, exciting portrait he achieved with his Feynman biography. Even so, if you have an interest in the history of ideas, Gleick's Newton biography will probably provide you with a decent one-volume introduction to the godfather of modern science.

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