Thursday, August 11, 2011

Bestsellers: History of Science

Edward Dolnick’s The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World lands on Library Journal's Bestsellers to College Libraries List: History of Science at number 14.

I agree with the New York Times review—which said, “Dolnick’s book is lively and the characters are vivid.” It’s a fun and heady read—and I was amazed at cast of characters: Newton and his obsession with alchemy, and, of course, the brilliant but strange Robert Hooke.

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