It’s the mid-17th century and the mystery behind the movement of the planets—elegantly described by Johannes Kepler almost a century earlier—remains unsolved. Edmond Halley, adventurer, astronomer, and ladies’ man, and reclusive alchemist and fearsome mathematician Isaac Newton become collaborators in the attempt to decipher this puzzle. Due to this simple partnership, the lives of both men are plunged into crisis, Europe is pushed headlong towards the Age of the Enlightenment, and science is catapulted into its next decisive clash with religion. Inspired by the key events in man’s quest to understand the universe, this brilliant and gripping fictionalization brings historical characters to life.
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Stuart Clark is a former editor of the UK’s bestselling popular astronomy magazine Astronomy Now and a visiting fellow at the University of Hertfordshire. He is the author of The Sky’s Labyrinth and The Sun Kings.Review:
***** - Sir Patrick Moore in BBC Sky at Night Magazine. "I had been greatly anticipating this book after reading The Sky's Dark Labyrinth, the first in Clark's trilogy, so I was cock-a-hoop when it landed on my desk" - Daily Mail. 'I can't recommend The Sky's Dark Labyrinth trilogy highly enough' - Kathy Stevenson, Daily Mail
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Book Description Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. A First Edition of the second part of the Trilogy from Stuart Clark - based in the late eighteenth century, a story weaved around the exciting scientific breakthrough's, entwined with the conflicting personalities of the great men of the age. A pair of brand new books in pristine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 200316
Book Description Birlinn Ltd, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11184697187X
Book Description Birlinn Ltd, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M184697187X