Out of the Shadow of a Giant

Out of the Shadow of a Giant

How Newton Stood on the Shoulders of Hooke and Halley

Paperback320pp Illustrated197x129mm

9780008220617     Product Code: 509017

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Arguing that British science would not have developed very differently without Newton, the authors demonstrate his indebtedness to the achievements of his contemporaries, in particular Hooke, from whom he ‘borrowed’ many ideas, and Halley, who encouraged and paid for the publication of the Principia.

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