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The Newton Papers : The Strange and True Odyssey of Isaac Newton's Manuscripts

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The story of Newton's lost archive and its meandering path through history has never been toldToday, Newton's papers are being transcribed and digitized for viewing onlineFast-paced and narrative-driven, this book brings together both famous and obscure characters in the hunt for the real Newton

Author: Dry Sarah
Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780190931582
Cover: Paperback
Edition Number: 1
Release Year: 2019

Prologue: Keynes at the sale

1. The Death of Newton

2. The Inheritors

3. Petrifying Newton

4. The Madness of Newton

5. The Meanness of Newton

6. Getting to Know the Knowers

7. Wrangling with Newton

8. Newton Divided

9. English Books, American Buyers

10. The Dealers

11. The Sotheby Sale

12. The Revealed Newton

13. The Newton Industry

14. The Search for Unity

Epilogue: The Ultimate Value

Sarah Dry is the author of Curie: A Life and has also written on epidemics, global health, and the history of meteorology. She is a former research fellow at the London School of Economics and the Institute for Development Studies at the University of Sussex.

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