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The Resource Seeing further : the story of science, discovery, and the genius of the Royal Society, edited & introduced by Bill Bryson ; contributing editor, Jon Turney

Seeing further : the story of science, discovery, and the genius of the Royal Society, edited & introduced by Bill Bryson ; contributing editor, Jon Turney

Label
Seeing further : the story of science, discovery, and the genius of the Royal Society
Title
Seeing further
Title remainder
the story of science, discovery, and the genius of the Royal Society
Statement of responsibility
edited & introduced by Bill Bryson ; contributing editor, Jon Turney
Title variation
Science, discovery, and the genius of the Royal Society
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As editor of "Seeing Further," Bryson has rounded up an extraordinary roster of scientists who write and writers who know science in order to celebrate 350 years of the Royal Society, Britain's scientific national academy. The contributors include Margaret Atwood, Steve Jones, Richard Dawkins, James Gleick, Richard Holmes, and Neal Stephenson, among many others, on subjects ranging from metaphysics to nuclear physics, from the threatened endtimes of flu and climate change to our evolving ideas about the nature of time itself, from the hidden mathematics that rule the universe to the cosmological principle that guides "Star Trek."
Summary
Traces the history of the Royal Society from its founding in 1660 to the present and describes how its members--including Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Humphry Davy, Albert Einstein, Alexander Fleming, and Stephen Hawking--have contributed to global scientific discovery
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358974
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NHM
Dewey number
509
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Bryson, Bill
  • Turney, Jon
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  • Royal Society (Great Britain)
  • Royal Society (Great Britain)
  • Discoveries in science
  • Discoveries in science
Target audience
adult
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the story of science, discovery & the genius of the Royal Society
Label
Seeing further : the story of science, discovery, and the genius of the Royal Society, edited & introduced by Bill Bryson ; contributing editor, Jon Turney
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published ... in 2010 by HarperPress ... London; a hardcover edition ... was published in 2010 by William Morrow"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 486-489) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • What's in a name? : Rivalries and the birth of modern science
  • Rebecca Newberger Goldstein
  • Charged atmospheres : promethean science and the Royal Society
  • Simon Schaffer
  • A new age of flight : Joseph Banks goes ballooning
  • Richard Holmes
  • Archives of life : science and collections
  • Richard Fortey
  • Darwin's five bridges : the way to natural selection
  • Richard Dawkins
  • At the beginning : more things in heaven and earth
  • Images of progress : conferences of engineers
  • Henry Petroski
  • X-ray visions : structural biologists and social action in the twentieth century
  • Georgina Ferry
  • Ten thousand wedges : biodiversity, natural selection and random change
  • Steve Jones
  • Making stuff : From Bacon to bakelite
  • Philip Ball
  • Just typical : our changing place in the universe
  • Paul Davies
  • James Gleick
  • Behind the scenes : the hidden mathematics that rules our world
  • Ian Stewart
  • Simple, really : from simplicity to complexity--and back again
  • John D. Barrow
  • Globe and sphere, cycles and flows : how to see the world
  • Oliver Morton
  • Beyond ending : looking into the void
  • Maggie Gee
  • Confidence, consensus and the uncertainty cops : tackling risk management in climate change
  • Stephen H. Schneider
  • Of the madness of mad scientists : Jonathan Swift's grand academy
  • Time : the winged chariot
  • Gregory Benford
  • Conclusion: Looking fifty years ahead
  • Martin Rees
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Lost in space : the spiritual crisis of Newtonian cosmology
  • Margaret Wertheim
  • Atoms of cognition : metaphysics in the Royal Society
  • Neal Stephenson
Control code
1042263
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First William Morrow paperback edition.
Extent
506 pages
Isbn
9780061999772
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780061999772
  • (OCoLC)774533544
Label
Seeing further : the story of science, discovery, and the genius of the Royal Society, edited & introduced by Bill Bryson ; contributing editor, Jon Turney
Publication
Note
"Originally published ... in 2010 by HarperPress ... London; a hardcover edition ... was published in 2010 by William Morrow"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 486-489) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • What's in a name? : Rivalries and the birth of modern science
  • Rebecca Newberger Goldstein
  • Charged atmospheres : promethean science and the Royal Society
  • Simon Schaffer
  • A new age of flight : Joseph Banks goes ballooning
  • Richard Holmes
  • Archives of life : science and collections
  • Richard Fortey
  • Darwin's five bridges : the way to natural selection
  • Richard Dawkins
  • At the beginning : more things in heaven and earth
  • Images of progress : conferences of engineers
  • Henry Petroski
  • X-ray visions : structural biologists and social action in the twentieth century
  • Georgina Ferry
  • Ten thousand wedges : biodiversity, natural selection and random change
  • Steve Jones
  • Making stuff : From Bacon to bakelite
  • Philip Ball
  • Just typical : our changing place in the universe
  • Paul Davies
  • James Gleick
  • Behind the scenes : the hidden mathematics that rules our world
  • Ian Stewart
  • Simple, really : from simplicity to complexity--and back again
  • John D. Barrow
  • Globe and sphere, cycles and flows : how to see the world
  • Oliver Morton
  • Beyond ending : looking into the void
  • Maggie Gee
  • Confidence, consensus and the uncertainty cops : tackling risk management in climate change
  • Stephen H. Schneider
  • Of the madness of mad scientists : Jonathan Swift's grand academy
  • Time : the winged chariot
  • Gregory Benford
  • Conclusion: Looking fifty years ahead
  • Martin Rees
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Lost in space : the spiritual crisis of Newtonian cosmology
  • Margaret Wertheim
  • Atoms of cognition : metaphysics in the Royal Society
  • Neal Stephenson
Control code
1042263
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First William Morrow paperback edition.
Extent
506 pages
Isbn
9780061999772
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780061999772
  • (OCoLC)774533544

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