Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey: When Knowledge Conquered Fear (Episode 3)


Isaac Newton was prominently featured in this episode. The only book I’ve read on Newton is Isaac Newton by James Gleick. There is a much longer biography on him that I haven’t read yet called Never at Rest: A Biography of Isaac Newton by Richard S. Westfall. This episode also made me want to learn more about Edmond Halley, as it seems the comet he’s known for is a but a tiny piece of the things worth knowing about him. The go-to biography on Halley seems to be Edmond Halley: Charting the Heavens and the Seas by Alan Cook.