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

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

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The clockwork universe : Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the birth of the modern world
Title
The clockwork universe
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Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the birth of the modern world
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Edward Dolnick
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Language
eng
Summary
A"New York Times"-bestselling author presents the true story of a pivotal moment in modern history when a group of strange, tormented geniuses--Isaac Newton chief among them--invented science and remade our understanding of the world
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DLC
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  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
Q127.E8
LC item number
D65 2011
Literary form
non fiction
The clockwork universe : Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the birth of the modern world, Edward Dolnick
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The clockwork universe : Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the birth of the modern world, Edward Dolnick
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-360) and index
Contents
London, 1660 -- Satan's claws -- The end of the world -- "When spotted death ran arm'd through every street" -- Melancholy streets -- Fire -- God at His drawing table -- The idea that unlocked the world -- Euclid and unicorns -- The boys' club -- To the barricades! -- Dogs and rascals -- A dose of poison -- Of mites and men -- A play without an audience -- All in pieces -- Never seen until this moment -- Flies as big as a lamb -- From earthworms to angels -- The parade of the horribles -- "Shuddering before the beautiful" -- Patterns made with ideas -- God's strange cryptography -- The secret plan -- Tears of joy -- Walrus with a golden nose -- Cracking the cosmic safe -- The view from the crow's nest -- Sputnik in orbit, 1687 -- Hidden in plain sight -- Two rocks and a rope -- A fly on the wall -- "Euclid alone has looked on beauty bare" -- Here be monsters! -- Barricaded against the beast -- Out of the whirlpool -- All men are created equal -- The miracle years -- All mystery banished -- Talking dogs and unsuspected powers -- The world in close-up -- When the cable snaps -- The best of all possible feuds -- Battle's end -- The apple and the moon -- A visit to Cambridge -- Newton bears down -- Trouble with Mr. Hooke -- The system of the world -- Only three people -- Just crazy enough -- In search of God
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24 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 378 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780061719523
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010024321
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)641532378

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