A Miracle Made Lyrical: Jim Gleick’s Isaac Newton

     Alexander Pope’s couplet gives me goosebumps: “Nature and nature’s laws lay hid in night; God said: Let Newton be! and all was light.”  James Gleick’s lean, lovely biography is a modern account of Newton’s multiple breakthroughs–and then some.  Almost everything we know about apples and moons in motion and at rest, about time, space, […]