Non-Fiction Books:

The Royal Society

And the Invention of Modern Science

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The Royal Society by Adrian Tinniswood
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An engaging new history of the Royal Society of London, the club that created modern scientific thought Founded in 1660 to advance knowledge through experimentally verified facts, The Royal Society of London is now one of the preeminent scientific institutions of the world. It published the world's first science journal, and has counted scientific luminaries from Isaac Newton to Stephen Hawking among its members. However, the road to truth was often bumpy. In its early years-while bickering, hounding its members for dues, and failing to create its own museum-members also performed sheep to human blood transfusions, and experimented with unicorn horns. In his characteristically accessible and lively style, Adrian Tinniswood charts the Society's evolution from poisoning puppies to the discovery of DNA, and reminds us of the increasing relevance of its motto for the modern world: Nullius in Verba-Take no one's word for it.

Author Biography

Adrian Tinniswood is senior research fellow in history at the University of Buckingham and the author of the forthcoming Behind the Throne as well as New York Times bestselling The Long Weekend and The Verneys, which was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize. Tinniswood has contributed to the London Times, the New York Times, History Today, BBC History Magazine, and The Literary Review, as well as television and radio programs in the US and UK. He was awarded an OBE for services to heritage by her majesty, the Queen, and lives in Bath, England.
Release date NZ
June 4th, 2019
Imprint
Basic Books
Pages
240
Dimensions
132x201x18
ISBN-13
9781541673588
Product ID
29778168

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