The Royal Society: And the Invention of Modern Science

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5.2 X 0.7 X 7.9 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author

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.


"Tinniswood captures superbly the intellectual and political ferment leading up to the society's foundation and the achievements of its early years."--Financial Times
"As a work of scientific history, this book contains many gems...It is hard not to take pride, by the end, in the eccentric and inspiring story of a great British institution that is still going strong."--Telegraph
"[An] admirable short history."--Sunday Telegraph
"[A] compact, informative book."--Sunday Times
"Engaging...Lovers of science and history alike will enjoy The Royal Society-this slim volume packs a wealth of entertaining information about these enterprising men and their research."--Shelf Awareness
"A simple, delightful book on the Royal Society of London, its members, and accomplishments...Tinniswood's writing is scientifically clear, organized, and crisp, making this short book a wealth of information as well as a pleasant read."--Kirkus