This title describes the life and career of Sir Isaac Newton, including explanations of the Laws of Motion and his other great discoveries and an analysis of his legacy and contribution to science. It compares the world before and after his life - giving the clearest possible impression of his impact and legacy. Science boxes explain the science behind his discoveries, and quotation boxes present extracts from letters, diaries and tebooks. Towards the end of the book Newton's impact on subsequent world history is discussed, allowing the reader to appreciate the impact one individual can have on the history of the world.
Paul Mason's is an experienced freelance writer and editor of a variety of children's information books. He has a degree in anthropology, and has worked in Turkey and taught English as a foreign language. He specialises in writing about the history of science for children. Apart from Newton, he has written children's biographies of Galileo Galilei and Thomas Edison.