This Idea Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress

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$17.98  $16.54
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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

The publisher of the online science salon Edge.org, John Brockman is the editor of Know This, This Idea Must Die, This Explains Everything, This Will Make You Smarter, and other volumes.

Reviews

"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