What if Isaac Newton had never lived? Robert Hooke and Edmond Halley, whose place in history has been overshadowed by the giant figure of Newton, were pioneering scientists within their own right, and instrumental in establishing the Royal Society.
|Publication date:||18th May 2017|
|Author:||John Gribbin, Mary Gribbin|
|Primary Genre||Popular science|
Praise for the authors:
'Mary and John Gribbin write with great clarity.
'Precise yet mysterious ... as beautiful as a poem and as exciting as a novel.'
The Sunday Times
'A gripping account of the history of quantum mechanics and a clear description of its significance - and weirdness. Absolutely fascinating.'
John Gribbin gained a PhD from the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge (then under the leadership of Fred Hoyle), before working as a science journalist for Nature and later New Scientist. Mary Gribbin is a teacher with a special gift for communicating difficult concepts, and she is a previous winner of the TES Junior Information Book Award. They have co-written several titles for adults and children. John has written many bestselling popular science books, including Erwin Schrodinger and the Quantum Revolution, In Search of the Multiverse and The Universe: A Biography. John and Mary are both Visiting Fellows at the ...More About John Gribbin, Mary Gribbin