As you can probably imagine, my broken collarbone has given me some time to catch up on my reading. I have recently been entertained by Michael White’s excellent biography of Isaac Newton. Having recently read Lisa Jardine’s book about Newton’s rival Robert Hooke, it was good to see things from this perspective. This is not a new book, it is ten years old now, but it is well written and portrays Newton more as a reality rather than the extraordinary myth that has grown up around him.
Isaac Newton – The Last Sorcerer