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Knocking on Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World

Knocking on Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World
 

The bestselling author of Warped Passages, one of TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World, gives an exhilarating overview of the latest ideas in physics and offers a rousing defense of the role of science in everyday life.

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ISBN 9780061723735
Barcode 9780061723735
Published 2 October 2012 by Ecco Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Randall, Lisa
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ISBN-13 9780061723735
ISBN-10 0061723738
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Ecco Press
Imprint Ecco Press
Publication Date 2 October 2012
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Randall, Lisa
Category Philosophy Of Science
Popular Science
Cosmology & The Universe
Number of Pages 480
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 30mm
Weight 340g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Science - Social aspects, Physics - Social aspects, SCIENCE / Physics
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 500
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Science has a battle for hearts and minds on its hands....How good it feels to have Lisa Randall's unusual blend of top flight science, clarity, and charm on our side. --Richard Dawkins Dazzling ideas....Read this book today to understand the science of tomorrow. --Steven Pinker The bestselling author of Warped Passages, one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World, and one of Esquire's 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century, Lisa Randall gives us an exhilarating overview of the latest ideas in physics and offers a rousing defense of the role of science in our lives. Featuring fascinating insights into our scientific future born from the author's provocative conversations with Nate Silver, David Chang, and Scott Derrickson, Knocking on Heaven's Door is eminently readable, one of the most important popular science books of this or any year. It is a necessary volume for all who admire the work of Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, Brian Greene, Simon Singh, and Carl Sagan; for anyone curious about the workings and aims of the Large Hadron Collider, the biggest and most expensive machine ever built by mankind; for those who firmly believe in the importance of science and rational thought; and for anyone interested in how the Universe began...and how it might ultimately end.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Startlingly honest [and] beautifully written. . . . Randall's calm authority and clarity of explanation are exemplary. . . . Like being taken behind the curtain in Oz and given a full tour by the wizard. --NewScientist.com

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Author's Bio

Lisa Randall studies theoretical particle physics and cosmology at Harvard University, where she is Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she is the recipient of many awards and honorary degrees. Professor Randall was included in Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2007 and was among Esquire magazine's 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century. Professor Randall's two books, Warped Passages (2005) and Knocking on Heaven's Door (2011) were New York Times bestsellers and 100 Notable Books. Her stand-alone e-book, Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Space, was published in 2012.

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