Critical Mass: How One Thing Leads to Another

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Product Details

Price
$24.00  $22.32
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publish Date
Pages
528
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.4 X 1.5 inches | 1.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780374530419

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About the Author

Philip Ball is the author of Life's Matrix (FSG, 2000); Bright Earth (FSG, 2002), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and, most recently, The Devil's Doctor (FSG, 2006). He lives in London with his wife.

Reviews

"A wide-ranging and dazzlingly informed book about the science of interactions. I can promise you'll be amazed." --Bill Bryson, chair of the 2005 Aventis General Prize Judging Panel

"Philip Ball makes physics sexy again in Critical Mass." --Elissa Schappel, Vanity Fair

"It's lively and wonderfully informative." --George Scialabba, The Boston Globe

"Fascinating. . . impressively clear and breathtaking in scope. . . substantial, impeccably researched . . . persuasive. For anyone who would like to learn about the intellectual ferment at the surprising junction of physics and social science, Critical Mass is the place to start." --Stephen Strogatz, Nature