Search Results: "Helmut Newton"


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NEWTON by Patricia Fara
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Nothing seems beyond Fara's grasp in her scholarly examination of apples and alchemy, physics and fame, public relations and reputation. (41 illustrations)"
Fascinating if sometimes dense study describing how Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) came to be regarded as the world's first scientific genius. Read full book review >

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AUTOBIOGRAPHY by Helmut Newton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2003

"Disarmingly frank, refreshingly unsentimental, surprisingly crude, and utterly absorbing."
The renowned "bad boy" photographer reflects on his long journey from pampered Berlin brat to international fashion icon. Read full book review >

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NEWTON by Peter Ackroyd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2008

"A slim but solid introduction, akin to James Gleick's Isaac Newton (2003)."
Compact biography of the great English scientist, the third in Ackroyd's Brief Lives series (Chaucer, 2005; J.M.W. Turner, 2006). Read full book review >

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ISAAC NEWTON by James Gleick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 16, 2003

"Engaging, concise biography of a monumental visionary and eccentric whose life was as remarkable as the universe he struggled to understand. (16 b&w illustrations)"
Science author and journalist Gleick (Faster: The Acceleration of Just About Everything, 1999, etc.) traces with equal measures of irony and sympathy the life of an Enlightenment icon as notable for misery, backbiting, paranoia, deceit, and greed as brilliance. Read full book review >

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ISAAC NEWTON by Kathleen Krull
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2006

"A bibliography, web site and index round out the volume; the lack of detail on the use of sources is regrettable in an otherwise solid offering for middle-grade students. (Biography. 10-14)"
Hot on the heels of the well-received Leonardo da Vinci (2005) comes another agreeably chatty entry in the Giants of Science series. Read full book review >

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ISAAC NEWTON by Gale E. Christianson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Dirty politics via committee? Newton truly was a modern. Though light on equations and proofs, Christianson offers a revealing portrait of a man who helped revolutionize science."
Slender but detailed life of the famed scientist and inventor. Read full book review >

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ISAAC NEWTON by Michael White
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"White effectively sets the details of Newton's career against the larger canvas of the history of ideas, and this may be the first clear exposition of the full complexity of this brilliant and enigmatic figure."
The title gives the slant of this impressive new biography, which emphasizes Newton's intellectual debt to his predecessors. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 4, 2009

"Swift, agile treatment of a little known but highly entertaining episode in a legendary life."
The story of how the author of Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, who was also an official of the Royal Mint, pursued with Javertian intensity London's most brazen passer of bad coins. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE OF ISAAC NEWTON by Richard S. Westfall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1993

"An altogether admirable job of scholarship, whose weightiness is balanced by the surfacing, from time to time, of Westfall's dry humor. (Six halftones; nine line drawings.)"
A condensed version of Westfall's 1981 biography of Newton, Never at Rest (priced at $100 and not reviewed), that nevertheless displays a high level of scholarship and detail. Read full book review >

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NOT IN THE HOUSE, NEWTON! by Judith Heide Gilliland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 1995

"Not a new idea—look to Crockett Johnson's Harold and the Purple Crayon (1958) and Anthony Browne's The Little Bear Book (1989)—but here it's particularly joyful. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Newton happens across a red, red crayon that fairly hums with magic. Read full book review >

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THE ALL-TRUE TRAVELS AND ADVENTURES OF LIDIE NEWTON by Jane Smiley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 1998

"Little else goes awry, though, in the richly entertaining saga of a woman who might have been well matched with Thomas Berger's 'Little Big Man,' and whom Huck Finn would have been proud to claim as his big sister."
Smiley (Moo, 1995, etc.) scales another peak with this bighearted and thoughtful picaresque novel set mostly in the Kansas Territory shortly before the Civil War. Read full book review >