'That this is the best biography of Newton is easily and truthfully said … surely no one is going to repeat Westfall's immense and shrewdly conducted task in this century at least.' New Scientist
'… Westfall has organised his enormous task beautifully and done our most elusive worthy proud.' M. Ratcliffe, The Times
'… It provides a masterly, well-documented summary of contemporary views of all the many facets of Newton's astoundingly wide-ranging career … and will be essential reading for aspiring Newtonian scholars.' Marie Boas Hall, Nature
'Altogether, this book should be considered an indispensable acquisition for any intelligent reader's bookshelf ... excellent value for money.' Webb Society Quarterly Journal
Isaac Newton was indisputably one of the greatest scientists in history. An abridged version of Richard Westfall's magisterial study Never at Rest, this concise biography is now published for the first time in paperback and makes Westfall's highly acclaimed portrait of Newton newly accessible to general readers.