Wizards

Wizards

An Amazing Journey Through the Last Great Age of Magic

Book - 2002
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A fascinating journey from the days of dried newts and powdered worms to the discoveries of modern physics.

Wizards takes us back to the 1500s and 1600s, when real live sorcerers read the future in crystal balls, when villagers cast spells on their neighbors--when the magical arts were a normal part of everyday life.

Meet 12-year-old Isaac Newton. The year is 1655, and Isaac is boarding with a family that runs an apothecary shop in Grantham, England. Here, he learns to mix his own healing potions and marvels at the secret powers of nutmeg and dried newts. In this atmosphere of magic and mystery, the determined schoolboy sets out to master the hidden powers that make the world work. He's determined to learn the art of wizardry.

Isaac's quest takes him deep into the heart of the Great Age of Magic--into the world of sorcerers conjuring cloaks of invisibility, wizards divining the future and alchemists searching for the philosopher's stone.

In 1693, now a famous scientist and mathematician, he has already pushed the world into the Scientific Revolution and turned it upside down with his theory of gravity. Does his quest to learn the art of wizardry lead Isaac Newton from sorcery to science?
Publisher: Vancouver : Douglas & McIntyre, 2002.
ISBN: 9781553650393
1553650395
9781550549430
155054943X
Branch Call Number: J 133.43 SAV
Characteristics: 80 pages :,illustrations ;,29 cm

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