Seeing Further: The Story of Science, Discovery, and the Genius of the Royal Society

Seeing Further

The Story of Science, Discovery, and the Genius of the Royal Society

Hardcover
Pub. price: $35.00

ISBN10: 0061999768 ISBN13: 9780061999765 Contributors: Turney, Jon (Editor) Publisher: William Morrow & Co Published: Nov 2 2010 Pages: 506 Weight: 2.05lbs. Height: 9.25" Width: 7.00" Depth: 1.75" Edition: 1st Edition Language: English

Publisher's Comments

"Bryson is as amusing as ever....As a celebration of 350 years of modern science, Seeing Further] it is a worthy tribute."
--The Economist


In Seeing Further, New York Times bestseller Bill Bryson takes readers on a guided tour through the great discoveries, feuds, and personalities of modern science. Already a major bestseller in the UK, Seeing Further tells the fascinating story of science and the Royal Society with Bill Bryson's trademark wit and intelligence, and contributions from a host of well known scientists and science fiction writers, including Richard Dawkins, Neal Stephenson, James Gleick, and Margret Atwood. It is a delightful literary treat from the acclaimed author who previous explored the current state of scientific knowledge in his phenomenally popular book, A Short History of Nearly Everything.
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