Seeing Further. The Story Of Science And The Royal Society

Bryson Bill

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Harper Press
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 2011
Edition: Reprint

Description: 500 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout. In 1660, A Small Group Of Men Listened To A 28 Year Old -and Not Famous- Christopher Wren Give An Astronomy Lecture. As They Listened To Him Speak,his Audience Decided To Create A Society To Promote The Accumulation Of Useful Knowledge. And With That, The Royal Society Was Born.

Publishers Description: Edited and introduced by Bill Bryson, and with contributions from Richard Dawkins, Margaret Atwood, David Attenborough, Martin Rees and Richard Fortey amongst others, this is a remarkable volume celebrating the 350th anniversary of the Royal Society. Since its inception in 1660, the Royal Society has pioneered scientific discovery and exploration. The oldest scientific academy in existence, its backbone is its Fellowship of the most eminent scientists in history including Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein. Today, its Fellows are the most influential men and women in science, many of whom have contributed to this ground-breaking volume alongside some of the worlds most celebrated novelists, essayists and historians. Published to mark its 350th anniversary, this highly illustrated book celebrates the Royal Societys vast achievements in its illustrious past as well as its huge contribution to the development of modern science. With unrestricted access to the Societys archives and photographs, Seeing Further shows that the history of scientific endeavour and discovery is a continuous thread running through the history of the world and of society - and is one that continues to shape the world we live in today.

ISBN: 9780007302574


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