This Explains Everything: 150 Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works

This Explains Everything: 150 Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works

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by John Brockman
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062230188
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/22/2013
Series:
Edge Question Series
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
131,737
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

The publisher of the online science salon Edge.org, John Brockman is the editor of the national bestsellers This Idea Must Die, This Explains Everything, This Will Make You Smarter, and other volumes.

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This Explains Everything: Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For the average intelligence reader,like me, it's nice to be able to finally understand complex things I had been wonderong about and some I didn't !
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Back
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sits under a tree lonley
Farellemoon More than 1 year ago
This book is a wonderful read. I would and have recommend it to everyone I know.
sfc53 More than 1 year ago
Too broad and too deep.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Watched scarletfeather
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jk. But . . . <p>WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She wakes up and looks around. "Huh?"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lets have a debate.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nightshade looks at them "i could mentor one." Holleyleaf came back with the herbs needed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hello im stormpaw i would like a moter and can i have a mentor?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Blackfeather the assassin at assassin kill res one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Muffinpaw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
-he pads in- Yo.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He limped in and asked if anyone remembered him
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*nips on muffin* hey whats going on
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Will die without help (HONESTLY GIVE ME SOME ATTENTION!!!)
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Waht times it?
JackBurbank More than 1 year ago
If you're not into evolution, this book will have little value to you. It's a great idea and well researched as far as tapping into a variety of "experts" and celebrities, but it is definitely weighted in the direction of evolution. Somewhere along the line, science seems to have been forgotten: Science, the search for true knowledge. True knowledge is attained by 1.) observation, 2.) postulation and 3.) prediction and duplication. Evolution has come through the first two steps but never the third. Most entries in this collection of explanations are based on the theory of evolution as if it were fact. Sorry, until a simple one-celled form of life can be duplicated or predicted to come into existence, I'll wait for explanations that are based on facts. Nice verbiage though. I certainly don't intend to disparage the intelligence of any of these contributors. Eloquently expressed, just no meat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slowly pads into camp and stops when he hears the noise he russes over to help kill the rabbid monkey.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
((I know how you guys feel. Practically my whole school hates me. Gtgtb))