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Adrian Tinniswood


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ISBN: 9781786691897
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The story of a British institution whose fellows, including Newton, Darwin and Hawking, have changed the way we look at the world.
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  • Hardcover
    $26.61
ISBN: 9781786691897
ANNOTATION:
The story of a British institution whose fellows, including Newton, Darwin and Hawking, have changed the way we look at the world.

Annotation

The story of a British institution whose fellows, including Newton, Darwin and Hawking, have changed the way we look at the world.

Publisher Description

The story of a British institution whose fellows, including Newton, Darwin and Hawking, have changed the way we look at the world.

The Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge has been at the forefront of scientific endeavour for more than 350 years, since receiving its royal charter from Charles II in 1662. Philosophical Transactions , published in 1665, established the concepts of scientific priority and peer review and is the oldest scientific journal in continuous publication in the world. The 8,000 fellows elected to the Society to date include all of the scientific leading lights of the last four centuries, including Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Tim Berners-Lee and Stephen Hawking. The Society's motto, nullius in verba, 'on the word of no one', is a reminder of its founders' belief that authority must always be questioned; hypotheses can never be taken for granted; truths must be demonstrated or they are not truths at all. Adrian Tinniswood examines why the Royal Society has been such a pivotal institution in the cultural life of Britain and the world.

Author Biography

Adrian Tinniswood is a distinguished social, architectural and cultural historian. He is the author of The Long Weekend: Life in the English Country House 1918-1939. He was awarded an OBE for services to heritage in 2013.

Review

'A delightful history of the scientific society' Daily Telegraph. 'Captures superbly the intellectual and political ferment leading up to the society's foundation and the achievements of its early years' Financial Times. 'A beautifully produced book, with lavish illustrations that really enhance Tinniswood's characteristically engaging text. It's definitely not to be missed' All About History. 'Tinniswood [writes] with charming enthusiasm in this attractively printed volume' Daily Telegraph. '[An] admirable short history' Sunday Telegraph. 'Compact [and] informative' Sunday Times.

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PRAISE FOR THE LONG WEEKEND : '[A] masterpiece of social history' Daily Mail . '[A] fantastically readable and endlessly fascinating book' Observer .

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The story of an iconic British institution.

Product Details

Author
Adrian Tinniswood
Pages
256
Publisher
Head Of Zeus
Series
The Landmark Library
ISBN-10
1786691892
ISBN-13
9781786691897
Format
Hardcover
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
35 integrated colour illustrations
Year
2019
Publication Date
2019-01-10
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade