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Out of the Shadow of a Giant : Hooke, Halley and the Birth of British Science: Book by John Gribbin and Mary Gribbin

Out of the Shadow of a Giant : Hooke, Halley and the Birth of British Science

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ISBN: 9780008220594    Publisher: HarperCollins Year of publishing: 2017     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 384        Language: English
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...Read more
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.

Whilst 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 in Britain. They argue persuasively that even without Newton science in Britain would have made a great leap forward in the second half of the seventeenth century, headed by two extraordinary men, Hooke and Halley.

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