Mathematical Digest

Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics
in the Popular Press

"Down to Earth with a Bump": Review of Isaac Newton, by James Gleick.Reviewed by Graham Farmelo. NewScientist, 19 July 2003, page 50.

This new biography of Isaac Newton is written by the author of the best-sellingChaos: Making a New Science and is based in large part on his study ofprimary sources. "For my money this is Gleick's best book, and withoutquestion the finest short life of science's most perplexing figure," thereviewer writes.

--- Allyn Jackson

American Mathematical Society