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Royal Society And the Invention of Modern Science

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ISBN-10: 1541673581

ISBN-13: 9781541673588

Edition: 2019

Authors: Adrian Tinniswood

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An engaging new history of the Royal Society of London, the club that created modern scientific thought Founded in 1660 to advance knowledge through experimentally verified facts, The Royal Society of London is now one of the preeminent scientific institutions of the world. It published the world's first science journal, and has counted scientific luminaries from Isaac Newton to Stephen Hawking among its members. However, the road to truth was often bumpy. In its early years-while bickering, hounding its members for dues, and failing to create its own museum-members also performed sheep to human blood transfusions, and experimented with unicorn horns. In his characteristically accessible…    
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2019
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 6/4/2019
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 5.45" wide x 7.85" long x 1.15" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Adrian Tinniswood has worked for Britain's leading heritage organization., the National Trust, as an author, editor, and educational consultant for 15 years. He lives in Bath, England.