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The Resource Out of the shadow of a giant : Hooke, Halley and the birth of science, John Gribbin & Mary Gribbin

Out of the shadow of a giant : Hooke, Halley and the birth of science, John Gribbin & Mary Gribbin

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Out of the shadow of a giant : Hooke, Halley and the birth of science
Title
Out of the shadow of a giant
Title remainder
Hooke, Halley and the birth of science
Statement of responsibility
John Gribbin & Mary Gribbin
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Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
RECBX
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1946-
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Gribbin, John
Dewey number
  • 509.22
  • B
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not applicable
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not applicable
LC call number
Q141
LC item number
.G74 2017b
Literary text for sound recordings
  • biography
  • history
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not applicable
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Narrated by John Curless
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  • Gribbin, Mary
  • Curless, John
  • Recorded Books, Inc
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  • Hooke, Robert
  • Halley, Edmond
  • Halley, Edmond
  • Hooke, Robert
  • Scientists
  • Scholars
  • Science
  • Astronomers
  • Astronomers
  • Scholars
  • Science
  • Scientists
  • Great Britain
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Out of the shadow of a giant : Hooke, Halley and the birth of science, John Gribbin & Mary Gribbin
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  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
  • In container (17 cm.)
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digital storage
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audio disc
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sd
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rdacarrier
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unknown
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spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
10 audio discs (12 hr., 15 min.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9781501956287
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C04740
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
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  • on1005903541
  • (OCoLC)1005903541
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
Out of the shadow of a giant : Hooke, Halley and the birth of science, John Gribbin & Mary Gribbin
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
  • In container (17 cm.)
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
10 audio discs (12 hr., 15 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781501956287
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C04740
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • on1005903541
  • (OCoLC)1005903541
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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