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The Merely Personal: Observations on Science and Scientists

 
 
Author
Jeremy Bernstein.
Publisher Ivan R. Dee  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 8.6 x 6 x 1 inches
ISBN 9781566633444
Pages/Publication Date 245/2001
Daedalus Item Code 01876
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A compilation of observations on science and scientists, these 13 essays from the National Book Award–nominated author of Albert Einstein and Hitler's Uranium Club include critical reviews of books on Einstein, descriptions of the author's encounters with influential scientists, and an attempt to explain Quantum Theory through the use of Tom Stoppard's play Hapgood.

"In writing about scientists and others, like the poets W.H. Auden and Stephen Spender, [Jeremy] Bernstein explores the difference between 'genius' and the 'merely very good.' In an engaging historical digression, he describes how he investigated the circumstances of a portentous meeting between two contemporary geniuses, poet John Donne and astronomer Johannes Kepler in 1619."—Publishers Weekly

 
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