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Isaac Newton

Physicist, Mathematician (4-Jan-1643 — 31-Mar-1727)


Peter Ackroyd. Isaac Newton. London: Chatto & Windus. 2006. 163pp.

Francesco Algarotti. Il Newtonianismo per le dame (Newton's Philosophy Explain'd for the Use of the Ladies). Naples: di Giambatista Pasquali. 1739. 303pp.

E. N. da C. Andrade. Sir Isaac Newton. Garden City, NY: Anchor Books. 1950. 144pp.

Herbert Douglas Anthony. Sir Isaac Newton. London: Abelard-Schuman. 1960. 223pp.

Peter Aughton. Newton's Apple: Isaac Newton and the English Scientific Renaissance. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 2003. 215pp.

David Berlinski. Newton's Gift: How Sir Isaac Newton Unlocked the System of the World. New York: The Free Press. 2000. 217pp.

Léon Bloch. La Philosophie de Newton. Paris: F. Alcan. 1908. 642pp.

David Brewster. The Life of Sir Isaac Newton. London: Murray. 1831. 366pp.

Selig Brodetsky. Sir Isaac Newton: A Brief Account of His Life and Work. London: Methuen & Co.. 1927. 161pp.

Jed Z. Buchwald; I. Bernard Cohen. Isaac Newton's Natural Philosophy. MIT Press. 2001. 354pp.

Gale E. Christianson. Isaac Newton. Oxford University Press. 2005. 144pp.

John Collins. Commercium Epistolicum. London: Typis Pearsonianis. 1712. 122pp.

Sir John Craig. Newton at the Mint. Cambridge University Press. 1946. 128pp.

Betty Jo Teeter Dobbs. The Janus Faces of Genius: The Role of Alchemy in Newton's Thought. Cambridge University Press. 1991. 359pp.

Patricia Fara. Newton: The Making of Genius. Columbia University Press. 2004. 384pp.

Mordechai Feingold. The Newtonian Moment: Isaac Newton and the Making of Modern Culture. Oxford University Press. 2004. 218pp.

Harald Fritzsch. An Equation That Changed the World: Newton, Einstein and the Theory of Relativity. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. 1994.

James Gleick. Isaac Newton. New York: Pantheon Books. 2003. 272pp.

Friedrich Graevell. Göthe im Recht gegen Newton. Berlin: Herbig. 1857. 191pp.

George Grant. The Life of Sir Isaac Newton: Containing an Account of His Numerous Inventions and Discoveries. Dublin: James M'Glashan. 1849. 311pp.

Willem Jacob's Gravesande. Mathematical Elements of Natural Philosophy Confirmed by Experiments: An Introduction to Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophy. London: J. Senex and W. Taylor. 1720. 259pp.

W. J. Greenstreet. Isaac Newton, 1642-1727: A Memorial Volume. London: G. Bell. 1927. 181pp.

Niccolò Guicciardini. Isaac Newton on Mathematical Certainty and Method. MIT Press. 2009. 422pp.

A. Rupert Hall. Isaac Newton: Adventurer in Thought. Cambridge University Press. 1996. 468pp.

John Harrison. The Library of Isaac Newton. Cambridge University Press. 2008. 298pp.

James Jurin. The Minute Mathematician, or, The Free-Thinker No Just-Thinker. London: T. Cooper. 1735. 112pp.

Philip Kerr. Dark Matter: The Private Life of Sir Isaac Newton. New York: Three Rivers Press. 2003. 352pp.

Daniel P. Kidder. The Life of Sir Isaac Newton. New York: Carlton & Philips. 1854. 183pp.

E. F. King. A Biographical Sketch of Sir Isaac Newton. Grantham, England: S. Ridge. 1858. 118pp.

David C. Knight. Isaac Newton: Mastermind of Modern Science. London: Chatto and Windus. 1961. 153pp.

Rudolf Laemmel. Isaac Newton. Zurich: Büchergilde Gutenberg. 1957. 308pp.

Thomas Levenson. Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World's Greatest Scientist. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2009. 318pp.

Colin MacLaurin; Louis-Anne Lavirotte. Exposition des Découvertes Philosophiques de m. le Chevalier Newton. Paris: Durand. 1749. 422pp.

Frank E. Manuel. Isaac Newton: Historian. Harvard University Press. 1963. 328pp.

Frank E. Manuel. A Portrait of Isaac Newton. Harvard University Press. 1968. 478pp.

Louis Trenchard More. Isaac Newton: A Biography. New York: C. Scribner's Sons. 1934. 675pp.

Robert Palter. The Annus Mirabilis of Sir Isaac Newton, 1666-1966. MIT Press. 1970. 351pp.

Henry Pemberton. A View of Sir Issac Newton's Philosophy. Dublin: J. Hyde, J. Smith, W. Bruce. 1728. 333pp.

Cortés Plá. Isaac Newton. Buenos Aires: Espasa-Calpe Argentina. 1945. 264pp.

Ferdinand Rosenberger. Isaac Newton und Seine Physikalischen Principien. Leipzig, Germany: J. A. Barth. 1985. 536pp.

M. Sigorgne. Institutions Newtoniennes. Rome: Ex Typographia Gaenerosi Salomoni. 1756. 528pp.

Religious Tract Society. The Life of Sir Isaac Newton. Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union. 1820. 192pp.

Elizabeth Socolow. Laughing at Gravity: Conversations with Isaac Newton. Boston: Beacon Press. 1988. 142pp.

Harry Sootin. Isaac Newton. New York: Messner. 1955. 191pp.

Mitch Stokes. Isaac Newton. Nashville, TN: T. Nelson. 2010. 192pp.

J. W. N. Sullivan. Isaac Newton, 1642-1727. London: Macmillan and Co.. 1938. 275pp.

Beulah Tannenbaum; Myra Stillman. Isaac Newton: Pioneer of Space Mathematics. New York: McGraw-Hill. 1959. 128pp..

S. I. Vavilov. Isaak Newton. Moscow: Izdatelʹstvo Akademii. 1943. 216pp.

R. De Villamil. Newton: The Man. London: G. D. Knox. 1931. 111pp.

Voltaire. Éléments de la Philosophie de Newton. Amsterdam: E. Ledet & Co.. 1738. 399pp.

Richard S. Westfall. Never at Rest: A Biography of Isaac Newton. Cambridge University Press. 1980. 908pp.

Michael White. Isaac Newton: The Last Sorcerer. Reading, MA: Helix Books. 1997. 402pp.

Michael White. Coffee with Isaac Newton. London: Duncan Baird. 2008. 144pp.


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  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1077)

  7. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.286)

  8. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.727)

  9. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.103)

  10. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.367)

  11. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.499)

  12. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.356)

  13. Who's Who in Europe, 1450-1750 (p.220)

  14. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.377)

  15. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.140)

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