Thursday, April 19, 2012

Revealed: The fish that nearly sank Isaac Newton

April 19, 2012 A seventeenth century engraving of a flying fish from John Ray and Francis Willughby's 1686 bookEnlarge















A seventeenth century engraving of a flying fish from John Ray and Francis Willughby's 1686 book Historia Piscium. The 300-year-old drawing of a flying fish that nearly scuttled Isaac Newton's world-changing opus on modern physics will be showcased in the Royal Society's online picture library.

A 300-year-old drawing of a flying fish that nearly scuttled Isaac Newton's world-changing opus on modern physics will be showcased in the Royal Society's online picture library, launched Thursday.

MORE: http://phys.org/news/2012-04-revealed-fish-sank-isaac-newton.html

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