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Isaac the Alchemist

Secrets of Isaac Newton, Reveal'd

Isaac the Alchemist

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Isaac the Alchemist

Isaac the Alchemist

Secrets of Isaac Newton, Reveal'd

Audio Library Digital

02/14/2017

157 minutes

9781520065267

Audio Retail Digital

02/14/2017

157 minutes

9781520065274

Audio CD

02/14/2017

2 Audio CD

157 minutes

9781520065243

Audio MP3 CD

02/14/2017

1 Audio MP3 CD

157 minutes

9781520065281

Playaway

02/14/2017

157 minutes

9781520065298

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Before Isaac Newton became the father of physics, an accomplished mathematician, or a leader of the scientific revolution, he was a boy living in an apothecary's house, observing and experimenting, recording his observations of the world in a tiny notebook. As a young genius living in a time before science as we know it existed, Isaac studied the few books he could get his hands on, built handmade machines, and experimented with alchemy, a process of chemical reactions that seemed (at the time) to be magical. Mary Losure's riveting narrative nonfiction account of Isaac's early life traces his development as a thinker from his childhood, in friendly prose that will capture the attention of today's budding scientists-as if by magic.

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Losure adeptly presents the complex subjects of chemistry, math, and physics, along with alchemy-related recipes...an excellent addition to reinforce lessons on how to find and use primary sources. Losure has written a volume that both informs and excites. Highly recommended for middle school science biography sections., School Library Journal

...the author adds details from history and from her understanding of human behavior that make this splendid story both convincing and accessible to her readers...Narrative nonfiction at its best and most convincing., Kirkus

In this charming biography of Isaac Newton (1642-1727), Losure (Wild Boy) posits that 'this last sorcerer-this greatest of all alchemists-was the same man who banished magic from the scientific world.'...Period images and afterwords with curiosity-spiking headings such as 'Stinks, Bangs & More Chymical Secrets' bring additional depth and interest to this study of Newton's surprising pursuits., Publishers Weekly

Perhaps even more impressive than her re-creation of Newton's world, however, is her re-creation of the man himself-or rather, the boy who became the man-without embellishing the historical record with speculation and conjecture. Thus, the reader is left with the bare facts of Newton's life-his difficult and troubled childhood, his prodigious talent at Cambridge, his prickly and reclusive nature, and his famous Laws of Motion-but more importantly, Losure has communicated his very essence, recalling Albert Einstein's assertion that 'imagination is more important than knowledge.', Horn Book Magazine

Listeners can almost see the twinkle in Crossley's eyes as he reads from preposterous medicinal concoctions of the time and from Newton's list of his own boyhood sins - such as making pies on Sunday. Newton's scientific contributions cannot be overstated., AudioFile Magazine

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