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The Royal Society

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The Royal Society by Adrian Tinniswood
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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. 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.
Release date NZ
January 10th, 2019
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
35 integrated colour illustrations
Imprint
Head of Zeus
Pages
256
Dimensions
144x201x21
ISBN-13
9781786691897
Product ID
27551972

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