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Out of the shadow of a giant : Hooke, Halley and the birth of science

Author: John Gribbin; Mary Gribbin; John Curless; Recorded Books, Inc.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, Maryland : Recorded Books, 2017. ℗2017
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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What if Newton had never lived? A compelling dual biography argues that Robert Hooke and Edmond Halley easily could have filled the giant's shoes-and deserve credit for the birth of modern science. Robert Hooke and Edmond Halley, whose place in history has been overshadowed by the giant figure of Newton, were pioneering scientists within their own right, and instrumental in establishing the Royal Society. Although  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Audiobooks
Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Robert Hooke; Edmond Halley; Edmond Halley; Robert Hooke
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: John Gribbin; Mary Gribbin; John Curless; Recorded Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781501956287 1501956280
OCLC Number: 1005903541
Notes: Title from container.
Compact discs.
In container (17 cm.).
Performer(s): Narrated by John Curless.
Description: 10 audio discs (12 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: John Gribbin & Mary Gribbin.

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What if Newton had never lived? A compelling dual biography argues that Robert Hooke and Edmond Halley easily could have filled the giant's shoes-and deserve credit for the birth of modern science. Robert Hooke and Edmond Halley, whose place in history has been overshadowed by the giant figure of Newton, were pioneering scientists within their own right, and instrumental in establishing the Royal Society. Although Newton is widely regarded as one of the greatest scientists of all time and the father of the English scientific revolution, John and Mary Gribbin uncover the fascinating story of Robert Hooke and Edmond Halley, whose scientific achievements neatly embrace the hundred years or so during which science as we know it became established. They argue persuasively that, even without Newton, science would have made a great leap forward in the second half of the seventeenth century, headed by two extraordinary figures, Hooke and Halley.

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