|aWho was Isaac Newton?|cby Janet B. Pascal ; illustrated by Tim Foley.
|aNew York, New York, USA|bGrosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC|c.
|a104 p.|bill.|c20 cm.
|aWho was ...?.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (page 104).
|aWho was Isaac Newton? -- Lonely boy -- Cambridge -- The plague years -- Falling Apples -- The wonderful telescope -- Fighting about light -- A secret life -- A competition -- Newton's big book -- Laws of motion -- Becoming a legend -- Battles at the Royal Society -- Genius.
|aHighlights the life and career of the genius physicist, discussing his childhood years, his time at Cambridge, and his landmark book, known as the Principia.
Isaac Newton was always a loner, preferring to spend his time contemplating the mysteries of the universe. When the plague broke out in London in 1665 he was forced to return home from college. It was during this period of so much death, that Newton gave life to some of the most important theories in modern science, including gravity and the laws of motion.