This is a story from the Famous People in History II collection.
Here are the life stories of nine famous people who have left their mark upon the world. There are men of action such as Alexander the Great and George Washington, and a woman, Joan of Arc, who inspired a nation. There are scientists whose voyages of discovery took place in laboratories: Isaac Newton, Louis Pasteur, and Marie Curie. Imagination is the fuel of the artist. The paintings of Leonardo da Vinci and the symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven, though centuries old, still affect us today. And finally, there is the story of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who gained freedom for his country while at the same time promoting the idea of peace and non-violence. These men and women were important in their time and, even in our computer age, show what individuals with ideals and energy can achieve.
Mathematician, physicist, astronomer, and philosopher are just some of the designations that can be attributed to Sir Isaac Newton, one of the most influential thinkers in history, and Nicolas Soames’ brief but enlightening snapshot of his life and career spans the intellectual titan’s formative years as a student at Cambridge up to his death at age 84 in 1727.
Daniel Philpott’s pleasant tone and enthusiastic delivery turns this edifying primer into a fascinating listen for anyone interested in a broad overview of this brilliant mind.
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