Isaac Newton by Kathleen Krull audiobook

Isaac Newton

By Kathleen Krull

Blackstone Publishing 9780670059218

The Giants of Science Series: Book 2

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 03/17/2020

    ISBN: 9781094089225

  • Available on 03/17/2020

    ISBN: 9781094089218

  • Available on 03/17/2020

    ISBN: 9781094089232

Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Kathleen Krull’s biographies for young readers have received accolades from publications such as Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal, and here she profiles Sir Isaac Newton—the father of calculus and the man who pioneered studies of gravity

What was Isaac Newton like? Secretive, vindictive, withdrawn, obsessive, and, oh, yes, brilliant. His imagination was so large that, just “by thinking on it,” he invented calculus and figured out the scientific explanation of gravity. Yet Newton was so small-minded that he set out to destroy other scientists who dared question his findings.

This compelling portrait of Newton, contradictions and all, places him against the backdrop of 17th-century England, a time of plague, the Great Fire of London, and two revolutions. Krull details Newton’s lonely childhood, his education, and his sometimes tumultuous relationship with contemporaries in this captivating and concise look at one of history’s greatest geniuses.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An integral part of a young reader’s literary repertoire.” Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan, teaching credential professor at San Diego University
“The deservedly esteemed historian.” Kirkus, praise for the author

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Author

Author Bio: Kathleen Krull

Author Bio: Kathleen Krull

Kathleen Krull is a multi-award-winning children’s book author. She graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, and worked for four companies as a children’s book editor. While on the job, she wrote mysteries in the Trixie Belden series and other books. She then began working at home, writing her own books and getting the chance to explore subjects she’s passionate about, including history, music, and extraordinary people. Awards for her body of work include the 2011 Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award, Leo Politi Golden Author Award, Lucia Russell Briggs Distinguished Achievement Award, California Reading Association’s Armin R. Schulz Literacy Award for promoting social justice thru books 2016, and the International Literary Association and Greater San Diego Reading Association Celebrate Literacy Award, among others.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English