From The Royal Society, A Peerless Collection Of All New Science WritingBill Bryson, Who Explored All Or At Least A Great Deal Of Current Scientific Knowledge In A Short History Of Nearly Everything, Now Turns His Attention To The History Of That Knowledge As Editor Of Seeing Further, He Has Rounded Up An Extraordinary Roster Of Scientists Who Write And Writers Who Know Science In Order To Celebrate 350 Years Of The Royal Society, Britain S Scientific National Academy The Result Is An Encyclopedic Survey Of The History, Philosophy And Current State Of Science, Written In An Accessible And Inspiring Style By Some Of Today S Most Important Writers.The Contributors Include Margaret Atwood, Steve Jones, Richard Dawkins, James Gleick, Richard Holmes, And Neal Stephenson, Among Many Others, On Subjects Ranging From Metaphysics To Nuclear Physics, From The Threatened Endtimes Of Flu And Climate Change To Our Evolving Ideas About The Nature Of Time Itself, From The Hidden Mathematics That Rule The Universe To The Cosmological Principle That Guides Star Trek.The Collection Begins With A Brilliant Introduction From Bryson Himself, Who Says It Is Impossible To List All The Ways That The Royal Society Has Influenced The World, But You Can Get Some Idea By Typing In Royal Society As A Word Search In The Electronic Version Of The Dictionary Of National Biography That Produces 218 Pages Of Results 4,355 Entries, Nearly As Many As For The Church Of England At 4,500 And Considerably Than For The House Of Commons 3,124 Or House Of Lords 2,503 As This Book Shows, The Royal Society Not Only Produces The Best Scientists And Science, It Also Produces And Inspires The Very Best Science Writing From The Hardcover Edition.
William McGuire Bill Bryson, OBE, FRS was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951 He settled in England in 1977, and worked in journalism until he became a full time writer He lived for many years with his English wife and four children in North Yorkshire He and his family then moved to New Hampshire in America for a few years, but they have now returned to live in the UK.In The Lost Continent, Bil
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