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The Fellowship By John Gribbin

The Fellowship by John Gribbin

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John Gribbin explores the defining decades of the seventeenth century's scientific revolution, establishing the 'scientific method' of doing and communicating science that set the tone for the three and a half centuries that followed. He describes the origins of the Royal Society, which grew out of meetings held during the Civil War.

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The Fellowship: The Story of a Revolution by John Gribbin

John Gribbin, bestselling author of In Search of Schroedinger's Cat, explores the defining decades of the seventeenth century's scientific revolution, when the Royal Society established what became 'the' scientific method, a way of doing and communicating science that set the tone for the three and a half centuries that followed. In The Fellowship he describes the origins of the Royal Society, which grew out of meetings held in Oxford during the Civil War, and latterly in London, among 'natural philosophers', especially through the efforts of three men: William Gilbert, Francis Bacon, and William Harvey. The extraordinary return in 1759 of a comet that, on the basis of Newton's theory of gravity, had been predicted by Edmond Halley, marked the triumph of this scientific revolution.

About John Gribbin

John Gribbin is among the greatest writers of popular science and is author of In Search of Schroedinger's Cat, Stardust, and Science: A History. "His gift lies not just in eloquent and lucid presentation of complicated ideas, but in writing about them as if they were adventures." The Financial Times

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GOR002679797
The Fellowship: The Story of a Revolution by John Gribbin
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
2005-08-25
352
0713997451
9780713997453
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