One of the great figures in history, Sir Isaac Newton personifies the triumph of scientific reason over ignorance. Yet for all his contributions to the Enlightenment, Newton was a deeply complex man who sometimes aggressively tried to obscure the intellectual achievements of others. "Newton's Tyranny" is the story of two men who felt the full wrath of the great man's hostility--the Reverend John Flamsteed, the first Astronomer Royal, and Stephen Gray, a humble dyer and amateur scientist. United not only by a love of science ...

Newton's Tyranny 2000, W. H. Freeman, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780716742159