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Seeing further [electronic resource] : The Story of Science and the Royal Society. Bill Bryson.

Bryson, Bill. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780062036223 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2010.

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Summary, etc.: Edited and introduced by Bill Bryson, with original contributions from "a glittering array of scientific writing talent" (Sunday Observer) including Richard Dawkins, Margaret Atwood, Richard Holmes, Martin Rees, Richard Fortey, Steve Jones, James Gleick, and Neal Stephenson, among others, this incomparable book tells the spectacular story of science and the international Royal Society, from 1660 to the present. Seeing Further is also gorgeously illustrated with photographs, documents, and treasures from the Society's exclusive archives.On a damp weeknight in November three hundred and fifty years ago, a dozen men gathered in London. After hearing an obscure twenty-eight-year-old named Christopher Wren lecture on the wonders of astronomy, his rapt audience was moved to create a society to promote the accumulation of useful—and fascinating—knowledge. At that, the Royal Society was born, and with it, modern science.Since then, the Royal Society...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : HarperCollins e-books, 2010. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 97306 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
History.
Science.
Genre: Electronic books.

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