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The World Treasury of Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics: From Albert… (original 1991; edition 1993)

by Timothy Ferris

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Title:The World Treasury of Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics: From Albert Einstein to Stephen W. Hawking and From Annie Dillard to John Updike - an ... Than 90 of This Century's Best-Known Writers
Authors:Timothy Ferris
Info:Back Bay Books (1993), Paperback, 880 pages
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Excellent. Covers several of the titles subjects.It is one of the series of World Treasures.
  Ipsofacto | Jul 31, 2008 |
A compendium of the seminal ideas and articles of the entire cast of preeminent scientists and mathematicians of modern times. Articles by and about Einstein, Rutherford, Feynman, Von Neumann, Planck, Hawking, Bohr, Heisenberg, and many other notable modern scientists give a great first-hand overview of what we know about matter and math. I found particularly interesting, the discussion about religion and science (many great scientists believe in God and support that science is his method and creation), great (and eccentric mathematicians), the culture and participants of Los Alamos; the great debates about black holes; and the varying "definitions" of science and mathematics. There is also a strong skepticism of religion and politics by most of the writers (many still allude to bitterness over Galileo's persecution, e.g.). ( )
  jpsnow | Apr 11, 2008 |
Read the Annie Dillard piece first, it is stunning. Then wade through the headier stuff - I'm still working my way through. ( )
  readaholic12 | Jan 5, 2007 |
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-This is a collection of over 60 articles on a variety of subjects by many of the world's finest scientists and mathematician
  jmdcbooks | Oct 2, 2006 |
Selections from various mathematicians, physicists, astronomers, philosophers and other pundits and poets.
  doogiewray | May 1, 2006 |
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From the Publisher: An astonishing cast of more than ninety renowned writers provides thoughtful and lucid reflections on some of the major scientific topics of our time-from black holes and galaxies to artificial intelligence and chaos theory. Featuring essays, articles, and poems penned by notables in the worlds of both science and literature, this unique book will delight the science enthusiast and the inquisitive general reader alike.… (more)

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