The Fellowship: Gilbert, Bacon, Wren, Newton, and the Story of a Scientific Revolution

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Charts the efforts of a group of "natural philosophers" in seventeenth-century England who were to become the founding fathers of the Royal Society, placing their collaborations against a backdrop of period civil war, superstition, and ignorance while discussing the specific contributions of such figures as Francis Bacon and Isaac Newton. Reprint.

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John Gribbin, Ph.D., trained as an astrophysicist at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of several books, including the highly acclaimed In Search of Schrödinger's Cat, and the co-author of Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science. He lives in East Sussex with his wife and two sons.

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"Full of interesting detail and anecdotage, a warm and readable history of a key era in science." -- Kirkus

"A portrait gallery displaying a group of remarkable characters who made important contributions to the rise of modern science in the seventeenth century...A lively and readable account." -- Freeman Dyson, The New York Review of Books

"Rich and readable" -- The Times

"This excellent work of popular science is a first-rate account of the seventeenth-century revolution in scientific perception that shook the world." -- The Herald

"What makes [Gribbin] the master of popular science writing, however, is not just his range, but also the perfect clarity that allows non-scientific readers to grasp some highly difficult, but essential, ideas.... His success is as much a matter of literary prowess as scientific acumen." -- Scotsman Critique

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