Sir Isaac Newton, creator of the first and perhaps most important scientific theory, is a giant of the scientific era. Despite this, he has remained inaccessible to most modern readers, indisputably great but undeniably remote. In this witty, engaging, and often moving examination of Newton's life, David Berlinski recovers the man behind the mathematical breakthroughs. The story carries the reader from Newton's unremarkable childhood to his awkward undergraduate days at Cambridge through the astonishing year in which, working alone, he laid the foundation for his system of the world, his

*Principia Mathematica,* and to the subsequent monumental feuds that poisoned his soul and wearied his supporters. An edifying appreciation of Newton's greatest accomplishment,

*Newton's Gift* is also a touching celebration of a transcendent man.

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This is a very brief look at the life of Isaac Newton. I'm reading it as a sort of follow on to The System of the World by Neal Stephenson as a gauge to how much was fact and how much was fiction in that tome. This book is readable, quick, informative, and mostly well written, although I would not rank it with the serious biographies of Newton. Oct 22, 2009 Ben rated it really liked it. Whenever I read Berlinski, I can't help but wear a fascinated and somewhat triumphant grin.

But Isaac Newton’s contemporaries knew how thoroughly he had changed . As Berlinski admits, Newton’s Gift is no biography

But Isaac Newton’s contemporaries knew how thoroughly he had changed our understanding and perception of the universe. Mathematician and author David Berlinski set out to summarize Newton’s work in a short, readable book. Despite a few excesses, he has succeeded admirably. As Berlinski admits, Newton’s Gift is no biography. If you’re looking for a brief bio, try James Gleick’s, Isaac Newton. Instead, Berlinski, author of A Tour of the Calculus, aims to offer a sense of the man without specifying in detail his day-to-day activities. And in just 174 pages (plus a barely readable appendix laden with equations) he does just that.

In his book Newton's Gift - How Sir Isaac Newton Unlocked the System of the World David Berlinski presents us with an engaging biography of Newton. What I personally liked was the fact that Berlinski avoided the trap of many biographies that merely present names, dates and places. In this book we see the person that Newton was and how it affected his study of mathematics. One of the main reasons that one should study the history of mathematics is to appreciate the human side of its creation. Berlinski presents Newton's human side quite well

Sir Isaac Newton is among the giants of the scientific er. In this witty, engaging, and often moving examination of Newton's life, David Berlinski recovers the man behind the mathematical breakthroughs.

Sir Isaac Newton is among the giants of the scientific era. It was Newton who conceived the imperial vision of mathematical physics and Newton again who created the first and perhaps the greatest of scientific theories. The story carries the reader from Newton's unremarkable childhood to his awkward undergraduate days at Cambridge and then to the astonishing year in which, working alone, he laid the foundation for his system of the world.

Sir Isaac Newton, creator of the first and perhaps most important scientific theory, is a giant of the scientific er.

In this witty, engaging, and often moving examination of Newton's life, David Berlinski recovers the man behind the mathematical breakthroughs.

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