The Fellowship: The Story of a Revolution (Penguin Press Science)

John Gribbin


From the bestselling writer of technological know-how: A background comes the captivating tale of a revolution that shook the area. Seventeenth-century England used to be racked by means of civil battle, plague and hearth; a global governed by way of superstition and lack of expertise. a sequence of conferences of 'natural philosophers' in Oxford and London observed the start of a brand new approach to considering in keeping with evidence and test. John Gribbin's gripping, vibrant account of this unprecedented time of discovery explores the effect of the Royal Society, culminating with Isaac Newton's progressive description of the universe and Edmund Halley's prediction of the go back of a comet in 1759. This compelling ebook indicates the triumph now not because the paintings of 1 remoted genius, yet of a Fellowship.

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