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Out of the Shadow of a Giant - Hooke, Haley and the Birth of Science-logo

Out of the Shadow of a Giant - Hooke, Haley and the Birth of Science

John Gribbin

What if Newton had never lived? A compelling dual biography argues that Robert Hooke and Edmond Halley easily could have filled the giant's shoes-and deserve credit for the birth of modern science. 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. Although 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. They argue persuasively that, even without Newton, science would have made a great leap forward in the second half of the seventeenth century, headed by two extraordinary figures, Hooke and Halley.

What if Newton had never lived? A compelling dual biography argues that Robert Hooke and Edmond Halley easily could have filled the giant's shoes-and deserve credit for the birth of modern science. 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. Although 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. They argue persuasively that, even without Newton, science would have made a great leap forward in the second half of the seventeenth century, headed by two extraordinary figures, Hooke and Halley.
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What if Newton had never lived? A compelling dual biography argues that Robert Hooke and Edmond Halley easily could have filled the giant's shoes-and deserve credit for the birth of modern science. 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. Although 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. They argue persuasively that, even without Newton, science would have made a great leap forward in the second half of the seventeenth century, headed by two extraordinary figures, Hooke and Halley.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mary Gribbin, John Curless

Length:

12h 23m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

30:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

32:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

41:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

45:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

58:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

37:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

40:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

59:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

31:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

30:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

30:42


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

32:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

31:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

34:54


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

32:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

32:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

29:09


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

33:11


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

55:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:40