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“An insightful and expansive look into Isaac Newton’s complex and illuminating 1687 publication on classical mechanics… Breaking the *Principia *down into easily digestible portions and suffusing his narrative with modern insights, Pask reveals the genius that built modern physics.”*—Publishers Weekly*

“I believe the two most important works in our journey to understand how the natural world works are Darwin’s *Origins* and Newton’s *Principia.* But while Darwin can be read by the nonspecialist, a contemporary reader will usually struggle with Newton’s unfamiliar mathematical notation. Pask’s splendid book is greatly to be welcomed, making the power and elegance of the *Principia* accessible to the general reader. It is particularly good at clarifying the Scientific Revolution’s combination of thoughtful experiments and analytic thinking, showing mathematics as nothing more—but also nothing less—than a way of thinking clearly.”

—Professor Robert M. May, Baron of Oxford, OM, AC, Fellow of the Royal Society

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