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The Resource Out of the shadow of a giant : Hooke, Halley, and the birth of science, John Gribbin and Mary Gribbin

Out of the shadow of a giant : Hooke, Halley, and the birth of science, John Gribbin and Mary Gribbin

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Out of the shadow of a giant : Hooke, Halley, and the birth of science
Title
Out of the shadow of a giant
Title remainder
Hooke, Halley, and the birth of science
Statement of responsibility
John Gribbin and Mary Gribbin
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Although Newton is widely regarded as one of the greatest scientists of all time and the father of the English scientific revolution, John and Mary Gribbin uncover the fascinating story of Robert Hooke and Edmond Halley, whose scientific achievements neatly embrace the hundred years or so during which science as we know it became established. They argue persuasively that, even without Newton, science would have made a great leap forward in the second half of the seventeenth century, headed by two extraordinary figures, Hooke and Halley. --amazon.com
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gribbin, John
Dewey number
  • 509.2/241
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
Q141
LC item number
.G788 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gribbin, Mary
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Halley, Edmond
  • Hooke, Robert
  • Newton, Isaac
  • Halley, Edmond
  • Hooke, Robert
  • Newton, Isaac
  • Science
  • Science
  • Science
  • Great Britain
Label
Out of the shadow of a giant : Hooke, Halley, and the birth of science, John Gribbin and Mary Gribbin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A synopsis of the astronomy of stars."--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 286-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : out of the shadows -- From Freshwater to Oxford -- The most ingenious book that ever I read in my life -- Monumental achievements -- Meanwhile... -- From Hackney to the high seas -- Of spring and secretaryship -- A mission of gravity -- Halley, Newton and the comet -- Not fade away -- To command a king's ship -- Legacies -- Coda : how to do science
Control code
ocn982652271
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 302 pages
Isbn
9780300226751
Lccn
2017941940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)982652271
Label
Out of the shadow of a giant : Hooke, Halley, and the birth of science, John Gribbin and Mary Gribbin
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A synopsis of the astronomy of stars."--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 286-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : out of the shadows -- From Freshwater to Oxford -- The most ingenious book that ever I read in my life -- Monumental achievements -- Meanwhile... -- From Hackney to the high seas -- Of spring and secretaryship -- A mission of gravity -- Halley, Newton and the comet -- Not fade away -- To command a king's ship -- Legacies -- Coda : how to do science
Control code
ocn982652271
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 302 pages
Isbn
9780300226751
Lccn
2017941940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)982652271

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