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by William H. Shore

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ISBN:
0151639728
Author:
William H. Shore
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Science & Mathematics
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English
Publisher:
Harcourt (November 1, 1992)
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317 pages
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The mysteries of life and of the world we live in reveal themselves throughout this delightfully varied and .

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Whatever magic Shore, executive director of SOS, used to gather these 28 pieces, it worked like crazy: It's been a long time since such a fine science anthology came into view. Things open with a delightful piece by Tim Ferris, who decides to grasp the nature of time by strolling from Times Square to New Jersey, regressing in his imagination one thousand years with each step. He gives up near his father's grave, 44 million years in the past and.

Section 2: Where Life Lurks. Time to Go to Europa by Van R. Kane. Under the Sea of Enceladus by Frank Postberg, Gabriel Tobie and Thorsten Dambeck. The Mystery of Methane on Mars & Titan by Sushil K. Atreya. Is There Life Elsewhere in the Universe? by Jill Tarter and Christopher F. Chyba. Contact: The Day After by Tim Folger. Where Are They? by Ian Crawford. Circle of Life by Ken Croswell.

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April 5, 2014 History. New Essays from America's Finest Writers on Science. Mysteries of Life and the Universe. Published November 1994 by Harvest Books.

The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility. Einstein knew that the new generation viewed him as an out-of-touch conservative . The fact that it is comprehensible is a miracle. Einstein knew that the new generation viewed him as an out-of-touch conservative clinging to the old certainties of classical physics, and that amused him. Even the great initial success of the quantum theory does not make me believe in a fundamental dice-game, he told his friend Max Born, although I am well aware that our younger colleagues interpret this as a consequence of senility. Belief in an objective reality, the book argued, had led to great scientific advances throughout the ages, thus proving that it was a useful concept even if not provable.

Such contributors as Diane Ackerman, Anthony Aveni, James Farlow, Anthony Zee, and other top scientists emphasize the breadth and humanity of scientific endeavors as they fuse hard science with personal anecdotes in essays that reflect on mysteries of time and space.