a masterly biography that can easily flesh out your imaginings. an erudite, thorough and extremely readable biography based on primary sources. Cook provides us with a masterly insight not only into Halley's science but also into the relationship between Halley and the society of the day. This book is very well illustrated and extremely well referenced. It is a worthy tribute to the life of this country's second greatest scientist. New Scientist
About the Author
Alan Cook was Master of Selwyn College, Cambridge, and head of the Physics Department in Cambridge University.