The world’s greatest autograph book December 16, 2019 100 By Kailee Schamberger CategoryArticles BlogTagsAkihito (Monarch) Autograph Book Charles Darwin (Author) Elizabeth II (Monarch) humphry davy isaac newton Lise Meitner (Author) martyn poliakoff niels bohr periodic table of videos periodicvideos Professor Queen Queen Victoria (Monarch) Robert Boyle (Author) robert hooke Royal Society signature 100 Comments QuantumOverlord says: February 20, 2014 at 12:40 am A signed document by Einstein can fetch more than £50 000, not all these scientists are as notable of course (or that Einstein is even in the book), but just on the signatures alone you could probably multiply that by a factor of a hundred to give £5M. That figure is just for the sum of the signatures and doesn't take into account the synergy, and including the royal signatures, beautiful artwork and archaic medium. A rare or unique entity can be worth roughly as an order of magnitude figure 10 000 times more than a single one, and since this book is unique that figure is sensible. That would take us into the billions of pounds. Reply Jmart Studios says: February 20, 2014 at 6:34 am Nerds Reply Ls9819 says: February 20, 2014 at 1:00 pm 10:50 man that drawing Reply Tom Ray says: February 20, 2014 at 6:17 pm I can't help but noticing the differences in penmanship from the beginning of the book to the latest entries. I just can not understand why the importance of proper penmanship has been dropped from the early teaching skills over the past 30 or 40 years. I know why. I just can not understand why. Reply Smike says: February 20, 2014 at 9:03 pm Martin is in that book !!!! Reply A Normal Fork says: February 20, 2014 at 10:05 pm That book is priceless. Reply Party Bot says: February 21, 2014 at 12:28 am Amazing! Marvelous! What an honor even to get to see the book on video! Thanks! Reply Kenneth Terry says: February 21, 2014 at 3:31 am I got chills from this! Reply Christopher Kiefer says: February 21, 2014 at 5:07 am I would value this book around $30 – $35 million US dollars. It would be worth about $40M if it wasn't missing Einstein. Otherwise it could be THE truly complete science autograph catalog. Still, it's extremely impressive! Reply Miki P says: February 21, 2014 at 1:43 pm OMG how a monster like Thatcher did that in a book signed by Newton, Bohr and Darwin? Repugnant Reply allen crown says: February 21, 2014 at 4:19 pm I think the value would be one dollar over what the most expensive book in existence has ever been sold for. Unless that falls below a million. Reply allen crown says: February 21, 2014 at 4:20 pm Also I love that man's accent. Reply Jack Decker says: February 22, 2014 at 2:02 am It is cool that your signature is in it, Professor. Reply mesahusa says: February 22, 2014 at 3:02 am Omg that Higgs reference, PRICELESS! Reply Bruce says: February 22, 2014 at 3:28 am Higgs that gives mass to the book 🙂 Reply Cal Dempsey says: February 22, 2014 at 6:56 am "There's Peter Higgs, his signature gives mass to the book." hahaha! Reply 45von says: February 22, 2014 at 7:31 pm An Amazing collection … That is Actually showing history when you couple those Great names with what you may know about them. Reply Dirty Poul says: February 22, 2014 at 8:31 pm I hope to be in this book too. I want to become a physicist and my ultimate goal is to make the theory of everything. If I accomplish that, I would surely be able to get my signature in that book 😀 Reply troman5000 says: February 22, 2014 at 10:22 pm What a book!!! Thanks for showing it!!! I knew after a while that YOU were in there too, cool as hell, good show!!! Reply Gorpy says: February 23, 2014 at 2:46 am If I ever see this book, (which I likely won't) I would faint. If I ever get IN the book, I would die halfway signing it. Reply Anthony Kernich says: February 23, 2014 at 11:57 am Ben Franklin: The man who got the direction of electricity wrong! Reply Not A Sith Lord says: February 23, 2014 at 4:47 pm Did I miss it did they mention Hawking or Tesla? Reply Ed Karrios says: February 23, 2014 at 8:57 pm I sure hope Michio Kaku is in the book Reply Fragffs says: February 24, 2014 at 6:04 pm Great video, and a great piece of history. I wonder if this has been scanned (digitalized) and saved so it won't ever be lost when there's a fire. This is one piece of history you want to backup 🙂 Reply BKZippy says: February 24, 2014 at 9:02 pm I hope I`ll be in that book 🙂 Reply TheBandScanner says: February 25, 2014 at 4:45 am Does celebrity get in the way of science? I think among modern theorist of the day, sometimes it must. Reply Susan AB says: February 25, 2014 at 9:56 am I have a question and I would love it if you answer it in a video: Is there a chemical reaction the rate of which increases with time instead of decreasing? If so, can you name it? Im really curious! Thanks! Reply Liviu Holt says: February 25, 2014 at 7:17 pm Amazing book. It is the definition of inspiration! Reply mike messier says: February 25, 2014 at 8:24 pm Wonderful book. A little bit like time travel. Reply ChuckCanada says: February 26, 2014 at 1:26 am While watching this I found it very fascinating and I kept saying to myself ''some day I will have my name in that book'' and ''where is Poliakoff's signature?'' I'm very happy that you got to put your signature in that book Professor Poliakoff, you deserve to be there just as much as Newton or anyone else. You really don't know the people that are lead into the field of science because of your enthusiasm. I know you do not want to seem overly proud or arrogant but I'm certain you definitely belong in that book and I'm sure many people would agree with me. Reply Andrew Ethridge says: February 26, 2014 at 1:07 pm Thanks for posting this Brady, it's cool to see this kind of material. Reply russneho says: February 26, 2014 at 2:45 pm Inspiring Reply Daniel Cannata says: February 26, 2014 at 9:36 pm It is an absolute shame that this book doesnt go back to some of the other brilliant people that came before the 1600s. But all the same, I can't BEGIN to imagine….oh man…that book is one of the very few avenues of immortality there are are in this world. you sign your name in that book, your legacy has been solidly placed…. Reply somewony says: February 27, 2014 at 6:52 pm How many more signatures can fit in the book? And has the royal society decided what they'll do when they run out of space? Reply Steve Bengree says: February 27, 2014 at 7:59 pm Simply Fantastic Reply therealpanse says: February 27, 2014 at 10:13 pm is that second to last signature by bill bryson? Reply GarENt sIrUS says: February 28, 2014 at 3:29 am The song at the end…Beatles Imagine?? Reply SuperManGamer says: February 28, 2014 at 10:37 pm I honestly could not believe the signatures had not been counted, that would have been my first question. If the book was ever for sale I would give everything I had, but I can only assume that I would be outbid. Reply Sreyas Prasad says: March 1, 2014 at 3:20 pm This is strangely inspiring. Reply mesahusa says: March 1, 2014 at 11:12 pm Wait is nikola tesla there? How did u guys not mention him!? Reply 309hjk says: March 2, 2014 at 2:40 am From all of these signatures, which ones will give us an answer to our future? The Devils' furnaces burning around the world, Chernobyl, Fukushima, inevitably more will follow, mankind cannot contain their fury, surely no book can. Reply llVIU says: March 2, 2014 at 4:00 am why would anyone give a shit about an autograph book? just a bunch of squiggly lines Reply Angus Brunskill says: March 2, 2014 at 8:06 am i wonder if Bill Nye is in there or ever will be Reply LinearAlgebra4Life says: March 3, 2014 at 1:38 am I, one day, one day, will be in that book! Reply Christopher Pilcher says: March 3, 2014 at 4:25 am Honestly? I don't think things like this SHOULD go on auction. Ever. I'm not knocking money, or consumer culture, or anything. I just think that things of this kind of cultural and scientific value shouldn't belong to any one person. Art is one thing. To own another's artwork, I get that. To own a really expensive piece of artwork, I get that. But science is a whole other beast. Knowledge should be shared, not bought. This may just be a book full of signatures, but it's still science. Reply Luis Serrano says: March 4, 2014 at 2:02 am The archivist has the most peculiar voice. Reply Marco says: March 4, 2014 at 12:04 pm Lol it's 2014 Reply rtpoe says: March 5, 2014 at 2:39 am Wonderful peroration from Mr. Moore! Love how he looks directly at the camera, and basically challenges us to become a good enough scientist to get our signatures in there! Reply riskinhos says: March 6, 2014 at 2:27 am WHY Brady didn't signed? Sure he deserves it!!! he made more for the teaching of chemistry then most. I'm sure these videos will be somewhat responsible for the names that will be written in the book in the future!! Reply Andrewsarcus says: March 6, 2014 at 3:20 pm The old way of doing gas analysis is with and Orsat apparatus, can you show us one. When I was a lab tech. in Ravenscraig they were still used for flue gases. Reply SarahAusK says: March 6, 2014 at 7:54 pm Wow! O.O Firstly I thought "How can such an old book be the greatest autograph book?", but then I realised, that it is! So many great men and women… wow… If I would be rich I would pay several billions for it, I think Reply Neueregel says: March 8, 2014 at 5:08 am What if all the pages in this book, become full by the end of this century?? Reply Manuel Holzer says: March 9, 2014 at 6:25 pm Thanks for shareing… This Book is unpayable never… Reply ShamblerDK says: March 9, 2014 at 8:40 pm To many people, Martin, you're as great as any of the other people in this book. Reply Jason Dupree says: March 10, 2014 at 6:14 pm Why does he look like a scientist Reply Josh B. says: March 11, 2014 at 3:57 am Is Robert Oppenheimer in that book? Reply CastelDawn says: March 14, 2014 at 5:33 pm that librarian looks like the most boring dude on earth Reply Timothy Leary says: March 15, 2014 at 6:18 am My life as a biotechnologist will not end until i am in that book!!!! Reply JosefGreen1 says: March 16, 2014 at 12:18 am Its a truly priceless piece, in my opinion its has more value than any piece of art ever made considering how many different historically famous names have contributed to it. Its value will never decrease which is why I think people would be willing to pay in the billions for it, although it would also be a travesty such a book was hidden away in a private collection by some rich person with an ego. Reply Amer Hanna says: March 16, 2014 at 2:52 am 10:10 I actually laughed out loud. Well played Professor, well played. Reply Eric Wong says: March 17, 2014 at 6:14 am The penmanship is amazing for the older signatures. Reply Kevin Octa says: March 17, 2014 at 8:56 am This is crazy… You always hear about old kings and Isaac Newton in the context of them living so long ago, but those are their signatures right there in front of you. It's like you had them time travel forward and sign this book… its weird.. and amazing! Reply Trigger200284 says: March 17, 2014 at 7:00 pm It's pretty obvious this channel is dead for content Reply Aaron S says: March 18, 2014 at 5:06 am I would like to see more new posts from your channel! I love listening to the professor and have developed a passion for chemistry through watching all of your videos. I would love an opportunity to shake the hands of everyone at the university and I respect and admire everything you do here on youtube and will continue learning as much as I can and look forward to your next videos Reply MrColorcrayons says: March 18, 2014 at 6:39 am I'm surprised Stephen Hawking wasn't mentioned. I read an article in Omni magazine in 1989 that described his inscription of the tome before he became physically incapable of doing so. Reply Daddy Yousef says: March 18, 2014 at 5:07 pm 890 million Reply Dakota Sikat says: March 19, 2014 at 3:33 am Hello, I am a 13 year old American, I wish I could meet you one day. Reply Povilas Račkauskas says: March 20, 2014 at 1:51 pm Higgs' signature gives mass to the book 😀 Reply SilverNiKr says: March 21, 2014 at 4:23 pm Please make a video about pharaoh's snakes. I just do not understand them. Reply Jason Crane says: March 21, 2014 at 4:54 pm This is so beautiful. Thank you. Reply Hayder Almullahasan says: March 22, 2014 at 2:37 pm is there a digital copy or a website for this book ???? Reply Roberto Miglioli says: March 25, 2014 at 4:04 am This was one of the most inspiring video I´v ever seen. Reply Hugh Macdonald says: March 30, 2014 at 12:35 am Sure would be nice to actually see some of the signatures instead of obscuring video effects, wiggly camera, and quick cuts. Reply Natjimo says: March 31, 2014 at 5:29 pm guys, videos? 🙁 Reply Tech Cynic says: April 1, 2014 at 12:51 am A great collection of signatures from the greatest of what our species had to offer with the exception of those "royal" pages so ridiculously out of place in such a book. How abnormal to place the brightest minds who scrutinized the inner workings of our world and designed the future along with some people, vestigial symbols of the medieval feudalism, symbols of the backwards and barbaric monarchic system that is built on placing a random individual no matter how weak, stupid, or worthless in the position of highest social importance just because they happened to be born in a certain family. The very system that devalues intellect and promotes empty greatness achieved not through merit, or aspiration but through an unnatural forced selection. Oh, the insult and the injustice to those bright minds to be placed one under the other, crowded on blank pages while those who deserve no gratitude and who live their lives one PR stunt after another are placed comfortably on tinsel decorated pages. Seems like we still have a long way to go until we reach that level to be able to call ourselves evolved and to understand what's of value and what's worthless. Reply Anthony Kernich says: April 2, 2014 at 9:53 am one does not sell something like this Reply Chris Helps says: April 7, 2014 at 11:17 am If names are being erased coz "people" touch it… How about YOU stop fucking touching it to show what u mean! Reply stlCkofdOom says: April 7, 2014 at 5:07 pm this must be one of the few things in this world that are TRUELY PRICELESS. so amazing to see, thx professor! Reply maxiewawa says: April 10, 2014 at 1:50 am 10:07 "Peter Higgs. His signature gives the book mass."Finally, a nerd joke I get. Reply Jesse James says: April 18, 2014 at 6:49 pm Amazing!! Reply José Enrique Roca says: April 20, 2014 at 8:18 pm We really are standing on the shoulders of giants. Although the colorful royal pages are so beautiful, the ones that really matter are on the black and white section. So inspiring! Reply kingwillsonnn says: April 21, 2014 at 12:17 pm "Peter Higgs, his signature gives mass to the book" – Ha! I see what you did there, Professor Reply The Killer Conch says: April 23, 2014 at 7:42 am It's worth all of the gold, precious gems, and money in the world! Reply ginomw says: April 24, 2014 at 2:12 pm Where is madame curie Reply Muchacholv says: April 27, 2014 at 1:38 pm Is Alan Turing's autograph in this book or not? Just wondering since he was prosecuted. Reply Salty Man says: April 28, 2014 at 8:14 pm 10:13 AHAHAHAAHAAHAAHAHA Reply OnyxPanther says: May 1, 2014 at 7:05 pm WOO!!! Professor Poliakoff is the MAN!!! Modern man of Science. Elements they lay down to you like lovers! Reply Mezgrman says: May 3, 2014 at 9:40 pm "Higgs' signature gives mass to the book." Oh Professor, I see what you did there 😀 Reply Madhur Motwani says: May 15, 2014 at 8:56 pm I have nothing but goosebumps left after watching this video…A testament to humankind's progress… Reply punishedexistence says: May 18, 2014 at 6:29 pm That one guy reminds me of Richard Wright from Pink Floyd just a bit…but this is amazing. At first I thought it was gonna be a kinda dull video but upon watching, it's amazing to see all these legenday and historical figures' signatures right there in front of your face, and it's amazing how the pages look like brand new still. Cool video, so cool I had to watch it twice. Reply Dimitri James says: June 12, 2014 at 4:56 am i can't cope with that hair Reply Jonathan Binks says: June 25, 2014 at 4:16 am cant believe nikola tesla was not in it!!! Reply redwithblackstripes says: June 25, 2014 at 10:13 am "Higgs signature gives mass to the book " 🙂 Reply Gadgetboy says: August 26, 2014 at 5:38 am There is insufficient money in the world to cover the worth of that book. Reply Lee Quiruz says: September 24, 2014 at 7:07 am Prof. Poliakoff should take some of his hair and put it in the book as his autograph.. Reply Seth Catalano says: October 23, 2014 at 5:46 am Is Stephan Hawking in there? Reply Wee Boy says: November 19, 2014 at 1:45 am i love that albert einstein is not in the book !!!! this book suxxxx !! lolz Reply Czeckie says: March 3, 2015 at 3:26 pm Why is Thatcher in there? Reply LordOfDays says: March 26, 2015 at 8:58 pm I want to know more about the people who have been crossed out. Reply Illusionist & Dreamer says: April 7, 2016 at 7:06 am Nikola Tesla! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. 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