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The clockwork universe: Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the birth of the modern world

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New York Times bestselling author Edward Dolnick brings to light the true story of one of the most pivotal moments in modern intellectual history--when a group of strange, tormented geniuses invented science as we know it, and remade our understanding of the world. Dolnick's earth-changing story of Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the birth of modern science is at once an entertaining romp through the annals of academic history, in the vein of Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything, and a captivating exploration of a defining time for scientific progress, in the tradition of Richard Holmes' The Age of Wonder.
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Full title clockwork universe isaac newton the royal society and the birth of the modern world
Author dolnick edward
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subject_facet Newton, Isaac, -- Sir, -- 1642-1727, Religion and science -- History -- 17th century, Royal Society (Great Britain), Science -- Europe -- History -- 17th century
title_display The clockwork universe : Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the birth of the modern world
title_full The Clockwork Universe Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World, The clockwork universe : Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the birth of the modern world / Edward Dolnick
title_short The clockwork universe :
title_sub Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the birth of the modern world
topic_facet History, Newton, Isaac, Nonfiction, Religion and science, Science