Seeing Further: The Story of Science and the Royal Society

Seeing Further: The Story of Science and the Royal Society

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by Bill Bryson
     
 

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“Bryson is as amusing as ever….As a celebration of 350 years of modern science, [Seeing Further] it is a worthy tribute.”
The Economist


In Seeing Further, New York Times bestseller Bill Bryson takes readers on a guided tour through the great discoveries, feuds, and personalities of modern

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“Bryson is as amusing as ever….As a celebration of 350 years of modern science, [Seeing Further] it is a worthy tribute.”
The Economist


In Seeing Further, New York Times bestseller Bill Bryson takes readers on a guided tour through the great discoveries, feuds, and personalities of modern science. Already a major bestseller in the UK, Seeing Further tells the fascinating story of science and the Royal Society with Bill Bryson’s trademark wit and intelligence, and contributions from a host of well known scientists and science fiction writers, including Richard Dawkins, Neal Stephenson, James Gleick, and Margret Atwood. It is a delightful literary treat from the acclaimed author who previous explored the current state of scientific knowledge in his phenomenally popular book, A Short History of Nearly Everything.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062036223
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/09/2010
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HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
199,606
File size:
100 MB
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Meet the Author

Bill Bryson's bestselling books include One Summer, A Short History of Nearly Everything, At Home, A Walk in the Woods, Neither Here nor There, Made in America, and The Mother Tongue. He lives in England with his wife.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Hanover, New Hampshire
Date of Birth:
1951
Place of Birth:
Des Moines, Iowa
Education:
B.A., Drake University, 1977

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Seeing Further 3.6 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 8 reviews.
dm59 More than 1 year ago
This book is not authored by Bill Bryson but rather is edited by Bill Bryson. Each chapter is a separate author, 20 or so in all. So far I have just skimmed a few chapters and have not yet found it captivating as I was hoping and expecting but there is still plenty more to explore. I expect that each chapter will be somewhat unique with perhaps little gems in store but not a Bill Bryson book.
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Anybody interested in the history of science will enjoy this book.
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Bought for my son in law...He began reading it immediately.