Isaac Newton and the Transmutation of Alchemy: An Alternate View of the Scientific Revolution (Paperback)

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Isaac Newton was an alchemist. That fact is usually brushed aside as unrelated to his leading role in the scientific revolution, but author Philip Fanning has re-examined the evidence and concluded that the two were really inseperable.

About the Author


Educated at Swarthmore, Philip Fanning gained a scrupulous understanding of the culture of modern science during twenty years with W. H. Freeman and Company, the book-publishing arm of "Scientific American." His discovery that Isaac Newton was an alchemist led him to a research project that consumed three years and resulted in this pioneering study. As he observes, "I can't help but feel that even though Newton deliberately concealed his greatest contribution to the history of thought, part of him hoped it would eventually see the light of day." Fanning is also the author of" Mark Twain and Orion Clemens: Brothers, Partners, Strangers" (2003). He lives in San Francisco.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781556437724
ISBN-10: 1556437722
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication Date: July 7th, 2009
Pages: 247
Language: English