Seeing Further: The Story of Science, Discovery, and the Genius of the Royal Society

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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.

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"Bill Bryson exhibits a wealth of essays on the scientific discoveries and exploits of the Royal Society"--Vanity Fair

"Traces the Royal Society's unparalled contributions to science, celebrating not just the famous members like Isaac Newton but also the oddballs."--Discover magazine (Hot Science)

"A treasure trove for lovers of science and history. These pages brim with revolutionary discoveries."--Minneapolis Star-Tribune (A Best Book of the Year selection)

Traces the Royal Society s unparalled contributions to science, celebrating not just the famous members like Isaac Newton but also the oddballs. --Discover magazine (Hot Science)"

Bill Bryson exhibits a wealth of essays on the scientific discoveries and exploits of the Royal Society --Vanity Fair"

A treasure trove for lovers of science and history. These pages brim with revolutionary discoveries. --Minneapolis Star-Tribune (A Best Book of the Year selection)"

Bill Bryson is as amusing as ever . . . As a celebration of modern science, Seeing Further is a worthy tribute. --The Economist"

"Bill Bryson is as amusing as ever . . . As a celebration of modern science, Seeing Further is a worthy tribute."--The Economist

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Join Bill Bryson on an unforgettable exploration of scientific genius, discovery, and invention. Edited and introduced by Bryson, with original contributions from "a glittering array of scientific writing talent" (Sunday Observer), Seeing Further tells the spectacular story of modern science through the lens of the international Royal Society, founded on a damp November night in London in 1660. Isaac Newton, John Locke, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking--all have been fellows. Its members have split the atom, discovered the double helix and the electron, and given us the computer and the World Wide Web. Gorgeously illustrated with photographs, documents, and treasures from the Society's exclusive archives, Seeing Further is an unprecedented celebration of the power of ideas.

Featuring contributions from more than twenty of the world's greatest scientific--and science-fiction--thinkers, including:

Richard Dawkins (The Selfish Gene; The God Delusion), James Gleick (The Information), Neal Stephenson (Cryptonomicon), Richard Holmes (The Age of Wonder), Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid's Tale), and Martin Rees (former President of the Royal Society).

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