How Things Are

How Things Are : Science Tool Kit for the Mind

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Some of the world's leading scientists have contributed original pieces - an elementary idea, a basic concept, a tool for thought - relevant to their field. These pieces together form an intellectual tool-kit for the intellectually curious to use in extending their reading in scientific areas. The pieces are arranged in thematic groups including Thinking about Science, Evolution, Mind, Cosmos and The Future and each essay is short, and is self-contained (no prior knowledge is required). Contributors include RICHARD DAWKINS, LEE SMOLIN, ALAN GUTH, STEPHEN JAY GOULD, STEVE JONES, LEWIS WOLPERT, NILES ELDREDGE, PAUL DAVIES and MARTIN REES.show more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 22mm | 258.55g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • diagrams
  • 0753807769
  • 9780753807767

About John Brockman

John Brockman, president of the Edge Foundation and a founder of The Reality Club, is a writer and literary agent based in New York. He is has written and edited twenty books, including The Third Culture, How Things Are: A Science Tool-Kit for the Mind and The Greatest Inventions of the past 2000 Years.show more

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