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Seeing Further: The Story of Science & The Royal Society


Edited by Bill Bryson

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

Synopsis: Edited and introduced by Bill Bryson, with original contributions from “a glittering array of scientific writing talent” (Sunday Observer) including Richard Dawkins, Margaret Atwood, Richard Holmes, Martin Rees, Richard Fortey, Steve Jones, James Gleick, and Neal Stephenson, among others, this incomparable book tells the spectacular story of science and the international Royal Society, from 1660 to the present. 287 more words

History

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Why this blog?

Do I really think I can share some theological truth that hasn’t been explored with more depth or presented with more eloquence over the past two thousand years? 681 more words

Christianity

“I was beginning to appreciate that the central feature of life on the Appalachian Trail is deprivation, that the whole point of the experience is to remove yourself so thoroughly from the conveniences of everyday life that the most ordinary things—processed cheese, a can of pop gorgeously beaded with condensation—fill you with wonder and gratitude.

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Quotes

Summer log: May – August 2014 reviews

Alas! At last!

I have spent the last year or so embracing a timely quarter life crisis. It suffices to say that procrastination got the better end over productivity, especially when it comes to polished productions. 1,033 more words

Books

Why Are Driver's Seats on the Left Side?

“One central characteristic of the Model T now generally forgotten is that it was the first car of consequence to put the driver’s seat on the left-hand side. 181 more words

History

Two Writers I would Most Like to Meet

Rats! I just found out David Sedaris is coming to our town and the tickets are already sold out. I mostly read fiction, but my two favorite nonfiction writers are both humorists: David Sedaris and Bill Bryson. 300 more words

Writing And Getting Published

“But that’s the glory of foreign travel, as far as I am concerned. I don’t want to know what people are talking about. I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything.

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Travel