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The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World

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  • Posted May 2, 2011

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    A real page turner for a non-fiction book...

    Well written, very interesting, insightful, and I like the relatively short chapters that were quick to introduce an idea, get to the point, and move onto the next chapter, the next idea. It was fascinating to be introduced to Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, the great rivel with Newton in terms of calculus and its introduction. It was also fascinating to learn that it wasn't just religious leaders that were not fans of science, but other intellectuals of the day, like Jonathan Swift. Well worth the time and money.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 20, 2012

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    Hang on...

    Read this and you will be amazed..If you are not a math person your mouth will be shut after all the facts you will learn from these men and the "Age of Genius"....Good writing and excellent research that was done by Dolnick...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 20, 2011

    Makes a dry subject as engaging as a novel

    When I try to tell people that this is a book about the English Royal Society and Newton, their eyes glaze over. But Dolnick makes the math and science understandable (dare I say exciting?) and the characters fascinating. But more, I found the descriptions of England before and during that time to be outrageous--there were times when I gasped at the filth and depraved understanding of nature and society that existed at that time. I constantly bother my family and friends with some arcane factoid gleaned from the treasure trove presented in this well researched and readable book

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  • Posted October 1, 2013

    Good account.

    Very good account of the history of the royal society and Newton's involvement with the people in it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2013

    Very good read

    This book ties in perfectly between history, religion, and science.

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  • Posted February 15, 2012

    GREAT READ!!

    very informative, very fun. electromagnetism (geo) history and how we in currently interpret the earths magnetic field.

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