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Seeing Further: The Story of Science and the Royal Society

by Bill (ed.) Bryson

On Sale: 01/08/2011

Format:

Paperback

About the Book

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 world's most celebrated novelists, essayists and historians.

Published to mark its 350th anniversary, this highly illustrated book celebrates the Royal Society's vast achievements in its illustrious past as well as its huge contribution to the development of modern science. With unrestricted access to the Society's 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.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780007302574
  • ISBN 10: 0007302576
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - GB
  • On Sale: 01/08/2011
  • Pages: 496
  • List Price: 32.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Humanities / History

Biography

Bill Bryson is the internationally bestselling author of ‘The Lost Continent’, ‘Mother Tongue’, ‘Neither Here Nor There’, ‘Made in America’, ‘Notes from a Small Island’, ‘A Walk in the Woods’, ‘Notes from a Big Country’, ‘Down Under’, ‘The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid’ and ‘A Short History of Nearly Everything’, which was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, won the Aventis Prize for Science Books in 2004, and was awarded the Descartes Science Communication Prize in 2005.


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