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    DescriptionThirty-five years ago, C. P. Snow, in a now famous essay, wrote about the polarization of the "two cultures" -- literary intellectuals on the one hand, and scientists on the other. Although he hoped for the emergence of a "third culture" that would bridge the gap, it is only recently that science has changed the intellectual landscape. Brockman's thesis that science is emerging as the intellectual center of our society is brought to life vividly in "The Third Culture, " which weaves together the voices of some of today's most influential scientific figures, including: Stephen Jay Gould and Richard Dawkins on the implications of evolution Steven Pinker, Marvin Minsky, Daniel C. Dennett, and Roger Penrose on how the mind works Murray Gell-Mann and Stuart Kauffman on the new sciences of complexity "The Third Culture" is an honest picture of science in action. It is at once stimulating, challenging, and riveting.


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    Title
    The Third Culture
    Subtitle
    Beyond the Scientific Revolution
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Brockman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 147 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780684823447
    ISBN 10: 0684823446
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    BIC subject category V2: P
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.0
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC21: 500
    DC22: 500
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26100
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Abridged Dewey: 500
    BISAC V2.8: SCI000000
    B&T Approval Code: A50500000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A01660000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: Q141 .B846 1996
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: 95000083
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    TOUCHSTONE
    Publication date
    07 May 1996
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    Stewart Brand A rousing read, full of bloodthirsty intellectual combat....What a rich and savory brew it is -- biologists, physicists, philosophers, cognitive scientists, computer scientists -- you hear their voices, their spoken voices, in the terms with which they talk to (and about) each other.