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Author Gribbin, John, 1946- author.

Title Out of the shadow of a giant : Hooke, Halley, and the birth of science / John Gribbin and Mary Gribbin.

Publication Info. New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 2017.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Highland CC Stacks - HCCY-13  Q141 .G788 2017    AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 302 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "A synopsis of the astronomy of stars."--Cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 286-289) and index.
Contents Introduction : out of the shadows -- From Freshwater to Oxford -- The most ingenious book that ever I read in my life -- Monumental achievements -- Meanwhile ... -- From Hackney to the high seas -- Of spring and secretaryship -- A mission of gravity -- Halley, Newton and the comet -- Not fade away -- To command a king's ship -- Legacies -- Coda : how to do science.
Summary 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.
Subject Halley, Edmond, 1656-1742.
Hooke, Robert, 1635-1703.
Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727.
Halley, Edmond, 1656-1742. (OCoLC)fst00005880
Hooke, Robert, 1635-1703. (OCoLC)fst00009590
Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727. (OCoLC)fst01801333
Science -- Great Britain -- History.
Science -- History.
Science. (OCoLC)fst01108176
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology.
SCIENCE / History.
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Genre/Form Guidebooks. (OCoLC)fst01423871
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Gribbin, Mary, author.
Added Title Hooke, Halley, and the birth of science
Standard No. 14008742
ISBN 9780300226751 (hardback ;) (alkaline paper)
0300226756 (hardback ;) (alkaline paper)

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