The Resource Seeing further : the story of science, discovery and the genius of the Royal Society, edited & introduced by Bill Bryson ; contributing editor, Jon Turney

Seeing further : the story of science, discovery and the genius of the Royal Society, edited & introduced by Bill Bryson ; contributing editor, Jon Turney

Label
Seeing further : the story of science, discovery and the genius of the Royal Society
Title
Seeing further
Title remainder
the story of science, discovery and the genius of the Royal Society
Statement of responsibility
edited & introduced by Bill Bryson ; contributing editor, Jon Turney
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As editor of "Seeing Further," Bryson has rounded up an extraordinary roster of scientists who write and writers who know science in order to celebrate 350 years of the Royal Society, Britain's scientific national academy. The contributors include Margaret Atwood, Steve Jones, Richard Dawkins, James Gleick, Richard Holmes, and Neal Stephenson, among many others, on subjects ranging from metaphysics to nuclear physics, from the threatened endtimes of flu and climate change to our evolving ideas about the nature of time itself, from the hidden mathematics that rule the universe to the cosmological principle that guides "Star Trek."
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
506.041
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q41
LC item number
.S44 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bryson, Bill
  • Turney, Jon
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Royal Society (Great Britain)
  • Discoveries in science
Target audience
adult
Label
Seeing further : the story of science, discovery and the genius of the Royal Society, edited & introduced by Bill Bryson ; contributing editor, Jon Turney
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Harper Press, 2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 486-489) and index
Contents
  • What's in a name? : Rivalries and the birth of modern science
  • Rebecca Newberger Goldstein
  • Charged atmospheres : promethean science and the Royal Society
  • Simon Schaffer
  • A new age of flight : Joseph Banks goes ballooning
  • Richard Holmes
  • Archives of life : science and collections
  • Richard Fortey
  • Darwin's five bridges : the way to natural selection
  • Richard Dawkins
  • At the beginning : more things in heaven and earth
  • Images of progress : conferences of engineers
  • Henry Petroski
  • X-ray visions : structural biologists and social action in the twentieth century
  • Georgina Ferry
  • Ten thousand wedges : biodiversity, natural selection and random change
  • Steve Jones
  • Making stuff : From Bacon to bakelite
  • Philip Ball
  • Just typical : our changing place in the universe
  • Paul Davies
  • James Gleick
  • Behind the scenes : the hidden mathematics that rules our world
  • Ian Stewart
  • Simple, really : from simplicity to complexity--and back again
  • John D. Barrow
  • Globe and sphere, cycles and flows : how to see the world
  • Oliver Morton
  • Beyond ending : looking into the void
  • Maggie Gee
  • Confidence, consensus and the uncertainty cops : tackling risk management in climate change
  • Stephen H. Schneider
  • Of the madness of mad scientists : Jonathan Swift's grand academy
  • Time : the winged chariot
  • Gregory Benford
  • Conclusion: Looking fifty years ahead
  • Martin Rees
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Lost in space : the spiritual crisis of Newtonian cosmology
  • Margaret Wertheim
  • Atoms of cognition : metaphysics in the Royal Society
  • Neal Stephenson
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
506 p.
Isbn
9780061999765
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • ocn548626444
  • (OCoLC)548626444
Label
Seeing further : the story of science, discovery and the genius of the Royal Society, edited & introduced by Bill Bryson ; contributing editor, Jon Turney
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Harper Press, 2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 486-489) and index
Contents
  • What's in a name? : Rivalries and the birth of modern science
  • Rebecca Newberger Goldstein
  • Charged atmospheres : promethean science and the Royal Society
  • Simon Schaffer
  • A new age of flight : Joseph Banks goes ballooning
  • Richard Holmes
  • Archives of life : science and collections
  • Richard Fortey
  • Darwin's five bridges : the way to natural selection
  • Richard Dawkins
  • At the beginning : more things in heaven and earth
  • Images of progress : conferences of engineers
  • Henry Petroski
  • X-ray visions : structural biologists and social action in the twentieth century
  • Georgina Ferry
  • Ten thousand wedges : biodiversity, natural selection and random change
  • Steve Jones
  • Making stuff : From Bacon to bakelite
  • Philip Ball
  • Just typical : our changing place in the universe
  • Paul Davies
  • James Gleick
  • Behind the scenes : the hidden mathematics that rules our world
  • Ian Stewart
  • Simple, really : from simplicity to complexity--and back again
  • John D. Barrow
  • Globe and sphere, cycles and flows : how to see the world
  • Oliver Morton
  • Beyond ending : looking into the void
  • Maggie Gee
  • Confidence, consensus and the uncertainty cops : tackling risk management in climate change
  • Stephen H. Schneider
  • Of the madness of mad scientists : Jonathan Swift's grand academy
  • Time : the winged chariot
  • Gregory Benford
  • Conclusion: Looking fifty years ahead
  • Martin Rees
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Lost in space : the spiritual crisis of Newtonian cosmology
  • Margaret Wertheim
  • Atoms of cognition : metaphysics in the Royal Society
  • Neal Stephenson
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
506 p.
Isbn
9780061999765
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • ocn548626444
  • (OCoLC)548626444

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