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    DescriptionDrawn from the cutting-edge frontiers of science, This Explains Everything will revolutionize your understanding of the world.What is your favorite deep, elegant, or beautiful explanation? This is the question John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org ("The world's smartest website"--The Guardian), posed to the world's most influential minds. Flowing from the horizons of physics, economics, psychology, neuroscience, and more, This Explains Everything presents 150 of the most surprising and brilliant theories of the way of our minds, societies, and universe work.Jared Diamond on biological electricity - Nassim Nicholas Taleb on positive stress - Steven Pinker on the deep genetic roots of human conflict - Richard Dawkins on pattern recognition - Nobel Prize-winning physicist Frank Wilczek on simplicity - Lisa Randall on the Higgs mechanism - BRIAN Eno on the limits of intuition - Richard Thaler on the power of commitment - V. S. Ramachandran on the "neural code" of consciousness - Nobel Prize winner ERIC KANDEL on the power of psychotherapy - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on "Lord Acton's Dictum" - Lawrence M. Krauss on the unification of electricity and magnetism - plus contributions by Martin J. Rees - Kevin Kelly - Clay Shirky - Daniel C. Dennett - Sherry Turkle - Philip Zimbardo - Lee Smolin - Rebecca Newberger Goldstein - Seth Lloyd - Stewart Brand - George Dyson - Matt Ridley

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    This Explains Everything
    Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by John Brockman
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 411
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9780062230171
    ISBN 10: 0062230174

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    Publication date
    22 January 2013
    Author Information
    The founder and publisher of the on-line science salon Edge.org, John Brockman is the editor of THIS WILL MAKE YOU SMARTER, IS THE INTERNET CHANGING THE WAY YOU THINK:, THIS WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING, WHAT IS YOUR DANGEROUS IDEA?, WHAT WE BELIEVE BUT CANNOT PROVE. He is the CEO of the literary agency Brockman Inc. and lives in New York City.
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    "Rich in mental fodder. ... An indispensable way to sample thinking from many corners of the intellectual spectrum."--Pop Matters
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