Out of the Shadow of a Giant: Hooke, Halley, and the Birth of Science

Mary Gribbin (Author) John Gribbin (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$32.50
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
October 24, 2017
Pages
328
Dimensions
6.4 X 1.1 X 9.4 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780300226751
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About the Author

John Gribbin is the author of many best-selling books, including In Search of Schrรถdinger's Cat. Mary Gribbin is a teacher and science writer, and previous winner of the TES Junior Information Book Award. John and Mary are both Visiting Fellows at the University of Sussex.

Reviews

"A well-documented argument that [Newton] owed more to the ideas of others than he admitted."--Kirkus Reviews
"Science readers will thank the Gribbins for restoring Hooke and Halley to the prominence that they deserve."--Publishers Weekly
"Engaging. . . . They offer proof that Hooke was an important scientist in his own right, and often had physical insights that were borrowed (usually without acknowledgement) by Newton."--Choice
Praise for 13.8: The Quest to Find the True Age of the Universe and the Theory of Everything:
"Gribbin is a confident, engaging guide . . . a lovingly rendered history."--Joshua Sokol, The Wall Street Journal