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Out of the Shadow of a Giant : Hooke, Halley, and the Birth of Science.

Author: John Gribbin; Mary Gribbin
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView 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.

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Gribbin, John.
Out of the Shadow of a Giant : Hooke, Halley, and the Birth of Science.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2017
Named Person: Edmond Halley; Robert Hooke; Isaac Newton; Edmond Halley; Robert Hooke; Isaac Newton
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Gribbin; Mary Gribbin
ISBN: 9780300231540 0300231547
OCLC Number: 1006403291
Description: 1 online resource (329 pages)
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Half Title""; ""Title""; ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""Introduction: Out of the Shadows""; ""1 From Freshwater to Oxford""; ""2 The Most Ingenious Book That Ever I Read In My Life""; ""3 Monumental Achievements""; ""4 Meanwhile.  . . ""; ""5 From Hackney to the High Seas""; ""6 Of Spring and Secretaryship""; ""7 A Mission of Gravity""; ""8 Halley, Newton and the Comet""; ""9 Not Fade Away""; ""10 To Command a Kingâ#x80;#x99;s Ship""; ""11 Legacies""; ""Coda: How to do Science""; ""Bibliography""

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"A well-documented argument that [Newton] owed more to the ideas of others than he admitted."--Kirkus Reviews"Science readers will thank the Gribbins for restoring Hooke and Halley to the prominence Read more...

 
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