Seeing Further: The Story of Science, Discovery, and the Genius of the Royal Society (Hardcover)

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“Bryson is as amusing as ever….As a celebration of 350 years of modern science, [Seeing Further] it is a worthy tribute.”
The Economist


In Seeing Further, New York Times bestseller Bill Bryson takes readers on a guided tour through the great discoveries, feuds, and personalities of modern science. Already a major bestseller in the UK, Seeing Further tells the fascinating story of science and the Royal Society with Bill Bryson’s trademark wit and intelligence, and contributions from a host of well known scientists and science fiction writers, including Richard Dawkins, Neal Stephenson, James Gleick, and Margret Atwood. It is a delightful literary treat from the acclaimed author who previous explored the current state of scientific knowledge in his phenomenally popular book, A Short History of Nearly Everything.

About the Author


Bill Bryson's bestselling books include One Summer, A Short History of Nearly Everything, At Home, A Walk in the Woods, Neither Here nor There, Made in America, and The Mother Tongue. He lives in England with his wife.

Praise For…


“Bill Bryson is as amusing as ever . . . As a celebration of modern science, Seeing Further is a worthy tribute.”
— The Economist

“Traces the Royal Society’s unparalled contributions to science, celebrating not just the famous members like Isaac Newton but also the oddballs.”
— Discover magazine (Hot Science)

“Bill Bryson exhibits a wealth of essays on the scientific discoveries and exploits of the Royal Society”
— Vanity Fair

“A treasure trove for lovers of science and history. These pages brim with revolutionary discoveries.”
— Minneapolis Star-Tribune (A Best Book of the Year selection)


Product Details
ISBN: 9780061999765
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: November 2nd, 2010
Pages: 512
Language: English