The Fellowship: Gilbert, Bacon, Harvey, Wren, Newton, and the Story of a Scientific Revolution

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Overlook Press, 2007 - Science - 335 pages
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"Seventeenth-century England was ravaged by civil war, plague and fire; a world ruled by superstition and ignorance. But then a series of meetings of 'natural philosophers' in Oxford and London saw the beginning of a new method of thinking based on proof and experiment. And at the heart of this Renaissance were the founding fathers of modern western science: The Royal Society." "John Gribbin gives us a colorful account of this unparalleled time of discovery, explores the birth of the Society, and brings its prime movers to life, including: William Gilbert, Francis Bacon, William Harvey, Christopher Wren, Robert Mory, Robert Hooke, and his ambitious rival Isaac Newton." "This book shows how the triumph of the revolution that changed our world - and still continues 350 years on - was ultimately not the work of one isolated genius, but of a Fellowship."--BOOK JACKET.

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Review: The Fellowship: Gilbert, Bacon, Harvey, Wren, Newton, and the Story of a Scentific Revolution

User Review  - Douglas Summers-Stay - Goodreads

This is the history of the first real scientists, the beginnings of the Royal Society. I read it mainly because I was interested in knowing what was true and false in Neal Stephenson's Baroque trilogy ... Read full review

Review: The Fellowship: Gilbert, Bacon, Harvey, Wren, Newton, and the Story of a Scentific Revolution

User Review  - Alexis - Goodreads

"A plodding account of the events of the scientific revolution" - as one reviewer put it, and I totally agree. The begging was quite good but the middle was so boring and the end a complete anti ... Read full review

Contents

Scientific Minds
3
The Philosopher Scientist
51
Making the Transition
88
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

John Gribbin, Ph.D., trained as an astrophysicist at the University of Cambridge before becoming a full-time science writer. His books include the highly acclaimed In Search of Schrödinger's Cat, The First Chimpanzee, In Search of the Big Bang, In the Beginning, In Search of the Edge of Time, In Search of the Double Helix, The Stuff of the Universe (with Martin Rees), Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science, and Einstein: A Life in Science (with Michael White). He lives in East Sussex with his wife and two sons.

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