Isaac the Alchemist: Secrets of Isaac Newton, Reveal'd (HB)

Author(s): Mary Losure

Children's Non-fiction

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.

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Mary Losure, author of The Fairy Ring and Wild Boy, has worked as a reporter for Minnesota Public Radio and a contributor to National Public Radio. She lives in Minnesota.

General Fields

  • : 9780763670634
  • : Candlewick Press,U.S.
  • : Candlewick Press,U.S.
  • : 0.567
  • : May 2017
  • : 0.75000mm X 7.25000mm X 9.00000mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : illustrations