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Future Science: Essays from the Cutting Edge (2011) — Editor — 128 exemplars, 6 ressenyes


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I picked up this collection of essays on impulse at the Ann Arbor book festival a few years ago. It ended up being one of my road trip books over Christmas, and it was excellent for that purpose. I could read an essay or two to my husband when he wanted some distraction while driving but then not feel bad about reading on without him when he'd rather listen to music of have silence.

Like pretty much any collection of essays, I found that one fell flat for me and that a couple covered similar ground in a way that was repetitive, but overall I really enjoyed this collection. Most of the essays were strong, I learned new things about a wide variety of scientific disciplines, and several things I learned have entered into some of my everyday conversation. A solid collection.… (més)
greeniezona | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Oct 8, 2019 |
I can imagine a wide variety of situations where one might want to skim this book first for topics to talk about - long car rides, extended airport waits, constrained dinner parties where one wants to stay away from discussions of politics or religion. Since reading this collection of essays, I've summarized 4 or 5 of them to start animated discussions of what discovering water on another planet might mean, how behavior might be inherited and how we make decisions about punishment. Feeling dull? Read one of these essays.… (més)
MaryHeleneMele | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | May 6, 2019 |
the best part was the Perdomo painting on the cover
Baku-X | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Jan 10, 2017 |
Sean Carroll's article is the best. ( I hope they'll find the Higgs boson, so everything'll change and I don't have to read his big book about spacetime geometery ) ~
Baku-X | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Jan 10, 2017 |

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