Book ID: CBB001180713

Seeing further: The story of science, discovery, and the genius of the Royal Society (2010)


Bryson, Bill (Editor)
Turney, Jon (Editor)

William Morrow

Publication Date: 2010
Physical Details: 506 pp.; ill.
Language: English

Description Contents: At the beginning: More things in heaven and earth / James Gleick -- Of the madness of mad scientists: Jonathan Swift's grand academy / Margaret Atwood -- Lost in space: The spiritual crisis of Newtonian cosmology / Margaret Wertheim -- Atoms of cognition: Metaphysics in the Royal Society / Neal Stephenson -- What's in a name?: Rivalries and the birth of modern science / Rebecca Newberger Goldstein -- Charged atmospheres: Promethean science and the Royal Society / Simon Schaffer -- A new age of flight: Joseph Banks goes ballooning / Richard Holmes -- Archives of life: Science and collections / Richard Fortey -- Darwin's five bridges: The way to natural selection / Richard Dawkins -- Images of progress: Conferences of engineers / Henry Petroski -- X-ray visions: Structural biologists and social action in the twentieth century / Georgina Ferry -- Ten thousand wedges: Biodiversity, natural selection and random change / Steve Jones -- Making stuff: From Bacon to bakelite / Philip Ball -- Just typical: Our changing place in the universe / Paul Davies -- Behind the scenes: The hidden mathematics that rules our world / Ian Stewart -- Simple, really: From simplicity to complexity--and back again / John D. Barrow -- Globe and sphere, cycles and flows: How to see the world / Oliver Morton -- Beyond ending: Looking into the void / Maggie Gee -- Confidence, consensus and the uncertainty cops: Tackling risk management in climate change / Stephen H. Schneider -- Time: The winged chariot / Gregory Benford -- Conclusion: Looking fifty years ahead / Martin Rees. (from WorldCat)

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Chapter Petroski, Henry (2010) Images of progress: Conferences of engineers. In: Seeing further: The story of science, discovery, and the genius of the Royal Society (p. 228). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Max Kemeny
Tambolo, Luca
Raphaël Sandoz
Benjamin J. Burger
Miles Parker
Cevolani, Gustavo
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science
Nuncius: Annali di Storia della Scienza
Historia Scientiarum: International Journal of the History of Science Society of Japan
Earth Sciences History: Journal of the History of the Earth Sciences Society
French National Museum Natural History
Arkose Press
World Scientific
Palgrave Macmillan
Oxford University Press
Discovery in science
Societies; institutions; academies
Travel; exploration
Science and culture
Scientific communities; interprofessional relations
Darwin, Charles Robert
Neile, William
Mayer, Julius Robert von
Whewell, William
Wallis, John
Wallace, Alfred Russel
Time Periods
19th century
18th century
17th century
Early modern
20th century, late
Great Britain
Blue Mountains (New South Wales)
Tasmania (Australia)
New South Wales (Australia)
Malay; Malaysia
Royal Society (Great Britain). European Science Exchange Programme
Royal Society of London
Institut de France, Paris
Akademiia Nauk SSSR

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