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2.0 out of 5 stars Not engaging enough, bland writing of a great story., 11 Feb 2003
This review is from: Isaac Newton: The Last Sorcerer (Paperback)
Although I can not put a finger on any single fault, I found this book a very bland biography of Newton and for me added nothing to what I already knew of the great man (which wasn't much more than you can find in A-level physics texts). In the title I was expecting a little more on the alchemical persuits of Newton, however, little is really added to his life story that has not already been published many times elsewhere in a more erudite and concise form. There is nothing particularly wrong with the writing, although it is a little long winded in places, but it just didn’t engage me in a way I expected the biography of whom I personally rate as the greatest scientist in history.
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