➵ Isaac the Alchemist Author Mary Losure – Airdomains.co.uk

Isaac the Alchemist A Surprising True Story Of Isaac Newton S Boyhood Suggests An Intellectual Development Owing As Much To Magic As Science.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 Back Matter Includes An Afterword, An Author S Note, Source Notes, A Bibliography, And An Index.

10 thoughts on “Isaac the Alchemist

  1. says:

    A fascinating biography and history of science book I mean, we ve all heard of Isaac Newton, but the sheer number of things he discovered and theorized that are still accepted facts today is amazing It s especially amazing considering the time period in which he lived, when alchemy was still an accepted branch of science and there were laws against turning other metals into gold in case someone figured out how to do it The book is true narrative nonfiction, weaving the story of Isaac Newton s A fascinating biography and history of science book I mean, we ve all heard of Isaac Newton, but the sheer number of things he discovered and theorized that are still accepted facts today is amazing It s especially amazing considering the time period in which he lived, when alchemy was still an accepted branch of science and there were laws against turning other metals into gold in case someone figured out how to do it The book is true narrative nonfiction, weaving the story of Isaac Newton s childhood and forays into mathematics, science, and astronomy while pointing out places that researchers can t ever know exactly what happened or what Isaac thought, etc This would be a great book for young scientists or anyone interested in the history of science I would also try it on science inclined fans of magical fantasy like Harry Potter and Magyk, etc The principles of a...

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    When most of us think of Isaac Newton, we think about an apple falling on his head and his formulating his law of gravity and his three laws of motion But there is muchto his life and Mary Losure has written an extraordinary, well researched biography of Isaac Newton, beginning with his childhood and a mother who essentially abandoned him as a young boy Born on December 25, 1642, Isaac, a loner, spent much of his c...

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    Other than Newtonian physics, I didn t know too much about Isaac Newton This book talks about some of his laws of physics, but mostly discusses his role as an alchemist There are a few things that I really enjoyed about the book The first was that it gives a lot of information about what Isaac was like as a person As a music teacher, there are many times that I notice that my students have an idea about who famous composers are, or what they did, but they do not really have any idea how the Other than Newtonian physics, I didn t...

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    Copy received from the publisherThis well researched biography tells the story of a young Isaac Newton, the difficulties with his upbringing, and his scientific and alchemical experiments This reminded me quite a lot of the Childhood of Famous Americans books, and I was surprised that there was so much primary source information about Newton and his experiments I m have tempted to hand this to fantasy fans who have read books aboutmagical alchemy themes and see what they think I m not q Copy received from the publisherThis well researched biography tells the story of a young Isaac Newton...

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    Really engaging, pared down look at Isaac Newton s life Manages to use a lot of original sources but still not be overwhelming Emphasizes Isaac s odd behavior, willingness to dive deeply into things and find new things, but not share them I never knew how Newton developed so many of his theories or his obsession with alchemy, which really tookof his focus than the physics and mathematics he is known for.There is a part in the book that discusses his telescope and how he talked about mak Really engaging, pared down look at Isaac Newton s life Manages to use a lot of original sources but still not be overwhelming Emphasizes Isaac s odd behavior, willingness to dive deeply into things and find new things, but not share them I never knew how Newton developed so many of...

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    Sir Isaac Newton is remembered as one of the most famous and influential scientists of the Western world But when he was a child Isaac was just the son of an illiterate yeoman farmer Isaac didn t even go to school until he was twelve From his writings and the memories of those who knew him, we know that Isaac was a quiet and sometimes angry boy who was endlessly curious and enjoyed building things by hand When Isaac was sent to live above an apothecary s workshop, he had access to all kinds Sir Isaac Newton is remembered as one of the most famous and influential scientists of the Western world But when he was a child Isaac was just the son of an illiterate yeoman farmer Isaac didn t even go to school until he was twelve From his writings and the memories of those who knew him, we know that Isaac was a quiet and sometimes angry boy who was endlessly curious and enjoy...

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    Isaac Newton was not the first of the age of reasonHe was the last of the magicians Like the imagined alchemist he transformed one thing into another an age of belief and superstition into an age of math, science and reason What a fabulous book the best of narrative nonfiction Losure tells the compelling story of a young boy, isolated and unloved who becomes obsessed with understanding and discovery Copious illustrations, included on virtually every page, add important insight and ke Isaac Newton was not the first of the age of reasonHe was the last of the magicians Like the imagined alchemist he transformed one thing...

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    Isaac Newton s theories about the laws of motion and gravity revolutionized the world, and his methods helped to create the modern idea of science Back in the mid seventeenth century, young Isaac was a boarder in the home of an apothecary, a maker of medicinal potions and elixirs Isaac read books about the mysterious study of alchemy, and his early notebooks reveal his fascination with alchemists search for the power to transform substances The symbols and language found in The Mysteryes o Isaac Newton s theories about the laws of motion and gravity revolutionized the world, and his methods helped to create the modern idea of science Back in the mid seventeenth century, young Isaac was a boarder in the home of an apothecary, a maker of medicinal potions and elixirs Isaac read books about the mysterious study of alchemy, a...

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    Everyone focuses on Isaac Newton s accomplishments later in his life This fascinating biography begins with his childhood and an unhappy one at that It is hard to imagine larger than life personages as children but this biography certainly accomplishes that Newton was quite interested in mathematics and how the world works starting at an early age He read, scribbled notes and formulas any time he could get paper and pen Though his start in school was slow and laborious he caught up and then Everyone focuses on Isaac Newton s accomplishments later in his life This fascinating biography begins with his childhood and an unhappy one at that It is hard to imagine larger than life personages as children but this biography certainly accomplishes that Newton was quite interested in mathematics and how the world works starting at an early age He read, scribbled notes and formulas any time he could get paper and pen Though his start in school was slow and laborious he caught up and then passed all the other students in his school His mother tried to get him to work help on the family farm but that turned out to be a disaster Isaac had no interest in farm chores and spent his time lost in thought and analys...

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    Great narrative nonfiction, a biography of young Isaac Newton that focuses on his childhood when he was a loner who was always thinking about things and writing in his journal in his room He made up a code to write in, and had other habits characteristic of geniuses I didn t know that he was really into alchemy, trying to turn elements into gold, and even was poisoned by mercury from all of his experiments in it but lived to a ripe old age nonetheless0 The author in her afterword notes that Great narrative nonfiction, a biography of young Isaac Newton that focuses on his childhood when he was a loner who was always thinking about things and writing in his j...

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