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Recounts Newton's life as an alchemist and describes him as a tortured, obsessive individual who would risk his own health in his quest for an understanding of the universe
 

About the Author

Michael White is a former science editor for British "GQ "who has taught science at d'Overbroeck's College in Oxford. His other books include the international best-seller "Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science" (with John Gribbin), the award-winning "Isaac Newton: the Last Sorcerer, Life Out There," and "Weird Science," He is currently working on a book about scientific rivalry from Newton to Bill Gates. White lives with his wife and family near London.
 
Published January 1, 1998 by Addison Wesley.
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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White (Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science, 1992) accuses previous biographers of ignoring Newton's deep-seated interests in alchemy and biblical exegesis, treating him instead as a paragon of science and rationality.

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The father of modern empirical science, Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) was also a practicing alchemist who spent more of his time involved in arcane investigations of magic, prophecy and hermetic secret

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The father of modern empirical science, Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) was also a practicing alchemist who spent more of his time involved in arcane investigations of magic, prophecy and hermetic secrets than in rationalist pursuits.

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