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Life after Gravity: Isaac Newton's London Career

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The story of Isaac Newton's decades in London - as ambitious cosmopolitan gentleman, President of London's Royal Society, Master of the Mint, and investor in the slave trade. Isaac Newton is celebrated throughout the world as a great scientific genius who conceived the theory of gravity. But in his early fifties, he abandoned his life as a reclusive university scholar to spend three decades in London, a long period of metropolitan activity that is often overlooked. Enmeshed in Enlightenment politics and social affairs, ...

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Life after Gravity: Isaac Newton's London Career
2021, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198841029

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