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By John Gribbin,Mary Gribbin

What if Isaac Newton had by no means lived?

Robert Hooke and Edmond Halley, whose position in historical past has been overshadowed via the enormous determine of Newton, have been pioneering scientists inside of their very own correct, and instrumental in constructing the Royal Society.

Whilst Newton is largely considered as one of many maximum scientists of all time, and the daddy of the English clinical revolution, John and Mary Gribbin discover the interesting tale of Robert Hooke and Edmond Halley, whose medical achievements well embody the hundred years or so in which technology as we all know it grew to become verified in Britain. They argue persuasively that even with no Newton technological know-how in Britain may have made an exceptional step forward within the moment 1/2 the 17th century, headed by way of notable males, Hooke and Halley.

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