The orchard at Woolsthorpe Manor may be small, but it is one of the world’s most stunning scientific heritage sites. The famous story of Isaac Newton under the apple tree has come to hold the power of ancient legend.
But this unassuming farmhouse in the Lincolnshire countryside is also Newton’s childhood home, and the place he returned to as a young student at Cambridge, conducting his early experiments in splitting light. In this guidebook, historian of science, Dr Patricia Fara, shines a new light on the story of Isaac Newton; his life, science and birthplace; the place that inspired him, and that continues to inspire future generations of scientists today.
With stunning new photography and a special foreword by British astronaut Tim Peake, who took pips from Newton’s apple tree into space on his 2016 mission to the International Space Station.
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