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

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

John Gribbin


From the bestselling writer of technological know-how: A historical past comes the captivating tale of a revolution that shook the area. Seventeenth-century England used to be racked via civil conflict, plague and hearth; an international governed through superstition and lack of information. a chain of conferences of 'natural philosophers' in Oxford and London observed the start of a brand new approach to considering in response to evidence and test. John Gribbin's gripping, vibrant account of this exceptional time of discovery explores the influence of the Royal Society, culminating with Isaac Newton's innovative 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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