The Royal Society
, the oldest scientific organization in existence, has unveiled its newly updated online publication service and has made its entire archive available to the public for free. So if you've got a hankerin' to read the firsthand accounts of Newton
, or Boyle
(and let's face it - who doesn't?) it's time to start downloading. Volume One Issue One dates back to March 1665
. And of course the more current issues are cutting edge. The Society plans to start charging a fee for perusing their extensive archives after this promotion ends in December, so time is of the essence.
I'm merely adding myself to the chain of advocates who are exhorting the limited availability of this online cornucopia. Thanks to Jamie Morrison of the Nonist
for putting me on the scent, and be sure to check out Carl Zimmer's excellent article at The Loom
which gives a great index of places to start looking.