This Explains Everything: Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works

This Explains Everything: Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works

作者:Brockman, John (EDT), 出版社: , 出版日期:2013-01-22

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商品條碼:9780062230171, ISBN:0062230174
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This Explains Everything: Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works

  In This Explains Everything, John Brockman, founder and publisher of Edge.org, asked experts in numerous fields and disciplines to come up with their favorite explanations for everyday occurrences. Why do we recognize patterns? Is there such a thing as positive stress? Are we genetically programmed to be in conflict with each other? Those are just some of the 150 questions that the world's best scientific minds answer with elegant simplicity.

  With contributions from Jared Diamond, Richard Dawkins, Nassim Taleb, Brian Eno, Steven Pinker, and more, everything is explained in fun, uncomplicated terms that make the most complex concepts easy to comprehend.

作者簡介

  The founder and publisher of the influential online science salon Edge.org, John Brockman is the editor of This Will Make You Smarter, This Will Change Everything, What Is Your Dangerous Idea?, What We Believe but Cannot Prove, and other volumes. He is the CEO of the literary agency Brockman Inc., and lives in New York City.

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