This Idea Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress

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$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Harper Perennial
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Pages
592
Dimensions
5.3 X 8.0 X 1.0 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062374349

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About the Author

John Brockman is a literary agent and author specializing in scientific literature. He established the Edge Foundation, an organization that brings together leading edge thinkers across a broad range of scientific and technical fields.

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"An epicenter of bleeding-edge insight across science, technology, and beyond."--Atlantic Monthly
"A forum for the world's most brilliant minds."--The Observer (UK)
"The brightest minds in the known universe."--Vanity Fair
"A provocative and informative compilation."--Library Journal
"Fascinating. ... Thought-provoking."--Science News
"Discern[s] the zeitgeist of ideas with which some of our era's greatest minds are tussling. ... Profound. ... Provocative. ... Mind-stretching."--Brain Pickings
"Garrulous and argumentative. ... Brockman's formula is tried and tested. Better still, it shows no sign of getting old."--New Scientist
"Brockman succeeds in presenting scientific work that will appeal to a variety of readers, no matter their background."--Publishers Weekly
"A fascinating smorgasbord of 175 short essays about every field and facet of research."--Science News
Praise for This Idea Must Die: "Take a look. No matter who you are, you are bound to find something that will drive you crazy."--New York Times
"This Idea Must Die is an excellent gathering of thoughts, rants and lamentations to add to your book list."--Forbes
Praise for Edge "Physics, statistics, robotics, linguistics, medicine-all are zestfully scrutinized in this exuberant, mind-blowing gathering of innovative thinkers."--Booklist