Search Results: "William Newton"


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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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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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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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THE TWO-POUND TRAM by William Newton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2003

"A charming fable written for adults: a marvelous portrait of the intersection between childhood innocence and grownup experience."
Delightful debut by retired physician Newton: a historical fantasy about two brothers who run away from home during WWII and buy an old streetcar that eventually helps England win the Battle of Britain. Read full book review >

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WILLIAM GOLDING by John Carey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2010

"A tendentious but relentlessly thorough, historically important treatment."
With the cooperation of his subject's daughter, Sunday Times chief book reviewer Carey (What Good Are the Arts?, 2006, etc.) produces the first major biography of Nobel Prize-winning novelist William Golding (1911-1993). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2008

"Hearing today's leaders proclaim deep religious convictions, especially around election time, readers may feel that they don't make Christians like they used to."
Richly satisfying biography of a great humanitarian who was also thoroughly likable. Read full book review >

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Released: March 15, 2000

"Himler's watercolors accurately conjure time and place, and underscore more somber elements of the story. (chronology) (Picture book/biography. 9-12)"
In his absorbing picture-book biography aimed at a slightly older audience, Kroll (Robert Fulton, 1999, etc.) immediately informs readers that Penn was a rebel. Read full book review >