Anyone other than this blowhard.
No. Galileo was NOT tortured because he tried to change the order of things. Look it up. This book is filled with nonsense and bad history. I doubt the author did any research at all.
I tend not to listen to audiobooks very intently, but I found this one grabbing my attention time and time again.
This is one that I plan to verbally recommend to people.
Great material; unfortunately the narrator takes it upon himself to over-dramatize the materials, adding unnecessary emphasis again and again. His constant insertion of joking and mocking tones of voice and his clear infatuation with his own sonorousness, becomes increasingly obvious and irritating as the book goes on. It's a shame because the book itself is good.
It wasn't the best book I've read on Royal Society and how modern science was shaped. A bit chaotic and patchworkish story. A few interesting fact. It's good if you want to start with RS overview and then dig into details with other titles.
I am a retired high school science and math teacher.I love listening to science, religion, and philosophy audiobooks.
This audiobook seems perfect. There is a ton of science history with many minute details. The reader is excellent.
This piece should be required reading for all high school science teachers. Anyone with an appreciation of the great scientists of history would greatly enjoy this work.
Mathematics creates ALL.
No--but great narration and voice inflection which is needed for such lengthy and detailed accounts of the history of math and it's involvement in all things.
The eccentricity of these famous mathematicians moved me. They seemed moved by a force within that was out of their own control. Many times these key players are troubled and misunderstood. These geniuses are difficult to deal with. Colleagues and family members often suffer because of the narcissism frequently seen in their personalities. This was a wonderful review of Isaac Newton and the Royal Society and enjoyable even if you aren't an egghead.
Truth is stranger than fiction. These historical characters can be funny at times and downright despicable at other times.
This book was great. I loved learning about the characters in the Royal Society and others. There is quite a bit of attention paid to Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz, which I really liked. It was also nice to learn about the discoveries that were being made and how they affected popular beliefs surrounding God and Science and the nature of the universe.
Additionally, the narrator was great and it was easy to follow and pick up at any time.