Westfall (1980)

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Westfall, Richard. (1980) Never at Rest: A Biography of Issac Newton. Cambridge University Press.

Title Never at Rest: A Biography of Issac Newton
Resource Type book
Author(s) Richard Westfall
Year 1980
Publisher Cambridge University Press
ISBN 978-0521274357


This richly detailed 1981 biography captures both the personal life and the scientific career of Isaac Newton, presenting a fully rounded picture of Newton the man, the scientist, the philosopher, the theologian, and the public figure. Professor Westfall treats all aspects of Newton's career, but his account centres on a full description of Newton's achievements in science. Thus the core of the work describes the development of the calculus, the experimentation that altered the direction of the science of optics, and especially the investigations in celestial dynamics that led to the law of universal gravitation.