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Seeing Further : The Story of Science, Discovery, and the Genius of the Royal Society (Reprint): Bryson, Bill (EDT)/ Turney, Jon (CON): BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
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Seeing Further : The Story of Science, Discovery, and the Genius of the Royal Society (Reprint)
Seeing Further : The Story of Science, Discovery, and the Genius of the Royal Society (Reprint)
Publisher : William Morrow & Co
Published Date : 2011/11
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780061999772

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Book Description
Source: ENG
Academic Descriptors: A50120000
Place of Publication: United States
Academic Level: Extracurricular
Geographic Designator: Great Britain
Review:
Baker & Taylor Forecast - October 2011
Core Adult 500
Table of Contents
 
Introduction & Acknowledgments                     1  (16)
          Bill Bryson
1 At The Beginning: More Things In Heaven And      17 (20)
Earth
          James Gleick
2 Of The Madness Of Mad Scientists: Jonathan       37 (22)
Swifts Grand Academy
          Margaret Atwood
3 Lost In Space: The Spiritual Crisis Of           59 (24)
Newtonian Cosmology
          Margaret Wertheim
4 Atoms Of Cognition: Metaphysics In The Royal     83 (24)
Society. 1715-2010
          Neal Stephenson
5 Whats In A Name? Rivalries And The Birth Of      107(24)
Modern Science
          Rebecca Newberger Goldstein
6 Charged Atmospheres: Promethean Science And      131(26)
The Royal Society
          Simon Schaffer
7 A New Age Of Flight: Joseph Banks Goes           157(26)
Ballooning
          Richard Holmes
8 Archives Of Life: Science And Collections        183(20)
          Richard Fortey
9 Darwin's Five Bridges: The Way To Natural        203(26)
Selection
          Richar Dawkins
10 Images Of Progress: Conferences Of Engineers    229(22)
          Henry Petroski
11 X-Ray Visions: Structural Biologists And        251(22)
Social Action In The Twentieth Century
          Georgia Ferry
12 Ten Thousand Wedges: Biodiversity, Natural      273(22)
Selection And Random Change
          Steve Jones
13 Making Stuff: From Bacon To Bakelite            295(26)
          Philip Ball
14 Just Typical: Our Changing Place In The         321(20)
Univers
          Paul Davies
15 Behind The Scenes: The Hidden Mathematics       341(20)
That Rules Our World
          Ian Stewart
16 Simple, Really: From Simplicity To              361(24)
Complexity - And Back Again
          John D. Barrow
17 Globe And Sphere, Cycles And Flows: How To      385(20)
See The World
          Oliver Morton
18 Beyond Ending: Looking Into The Void            405(20)
          Maggie Gee
19 Confidence, Consensus And The Uncertainty       425
Cops: Tackling Risk Management In Climate Change
          Stephen H. Schneider
20 Time: The Winged Chariot                        44 (423)
          Gregory Benford
Conclusion: Looking Fity Years Ahead               467(19)
          Martin Rees
Further Reading                                    486(4)
List Of Illustrations                              490(1)
Index                                              491