We have all heard of Sir Issac Newton, that is right the guy who got hit on the head by a falling apple, well as the story goes…
In Isaac Newton and his Apple, Kjartan Poskitt describes in an entertaining and graphic way (illustrations by Phillip Reeve) the life and times of Newton.
The book, aimed children 9 and above, described Newton’s troubled life, his not very pleasant demeanor, his feud with Hooke and arguments with Leibniz. The book is scattered with other historical facts that help set the scene of Newton’s life.
And of course, it describes his mathematical genius and his catchy titled book Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica. Interestingly, Isaac Newton and his Apple does contain a little proper mathematics. The ideas of Newton’s laws and even the dreaded calculus are presented with some mathematics. This should not scare anyone, you can, without spoiling the story too much, skip the mathematics.
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Hippo; 1 edition (15 Oct 1999)