By John Gribbin
From the bestselling writer of technological know-how: A background comes the enchanting tale of a revolution that shook the area. Seventeenth-century England was once racked via civil warfare, plague and hearth; a global governed by means of superstition and lack of understanding. a sequence of conferences of 'natural philosophers' in Oxford and London observed the start of a brand new approach to pondering according to facts and test. John Gribbin's gripping, vibrant account of this exceptional time of discovery explores the impression 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 publication exhibits the triumph no longer because the paintings of 1 remoted genius, yet of a Fellowship.
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The Fellowship: The Story of a Revolution by John Gribbin