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This idea is brilliant : lost, overlooked, and underappreciated scientific concepts everyone should know

Author: John BrockmanYuri MilnerAdam WaytzDavid RowanRichard DawkinsAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Perennial, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Presents essays responding to a question about what scientific term or concept ought to be more widely known, written by such authors as Jared Diamond, Richard Thaler, Richard Dawkins, Lisa Randall, Steven Pinker, and Carlo Rovelli.
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Trivia and miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Brockman; Yuri Milner; Adam Waytz; David Rowan; Richard Dawkins; W Tecumseh Fitch; Seth Lloyd; Steven Pinker; Antony Garrett Lisi; Jonathan B Losos; George M Church
ISBN: 9780062698216 0062698214
OCLC Number: 1019711625
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxvi, 515 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Longevity factor / Yuri Milner --
Illusion of explanatory depth / Adam Waytz --
Synaptic transfer / David Rowan --
Genetic book of the dead / Richard Dawkins --
Exaptation / W. Tecumseh Fitch --
Virial theorem / Seth Lloyd --
Second law of thermodynamics / Steven Pinker --
Emergence / Antony Garrett Lisi --
Natural selection / Jonathan B Losos --
DNA / George M Church.
Responsibility: edited by John Brockman.

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From the bestselling editor of This Explains Everything, 206 of the world's most brilliant minds tackle Edge.org's 2017 question: What scientific term or concept ought to be more widely known?  Read more...

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