Day 8 of #SciBookWishList features The Science of Shakespeare: A New Look at the Playwright’s Universe by Dan Falk

Did you know William Shakespeare lived during the first phase of the Scientific Revolution, and was born in the same year as Gallileo? Just when modern technology was overtaking medieval chores, and the world was opening its eyes to the potential of the scientific revolution.

Throughout this book, you meet a wide range of Renaissance thinkers, including Thomas Digges, who published the first English account of the ‘new astronomy’, and actually lived in the same neighbourhood as Shakespeare.

Discover how science influenced Shakespeare, and how together they influenced modern day culture.

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Day 7 - Extremes by Kevin Fong

Day 6The Book of Trees by Manuel Lima

Day 5 - Looking for Adventure by Steve Backshall

Day 4 - The Water Book by Alok Jha

Day 3 - The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being by Professor Alice Roberts

Day 1& 2 - Neurotribes by Steve Silberman