Knocking on Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World

Knocking on Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World

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Paperback, Harpercollins, 2012, ISBN13 9780061723735, ISBN10 0061723738
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KNOCKING ON HEAVEN'S DOOR [9780061723735]

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KNOCKING ON HEAVEN'S DOOR [9780061723735]

One of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world and the bestselling author of Warped Passages, Lisa Randall is an expert in both particle physics (the study of the smallest objects we know of) and cosmology (the study of the largest). In this, her most recent book, Randall takes us on an amazing tour through the latest developments in physics--including a new preface explaining the thrilling discovery of the Higgs boson--and the theoretical concepts underlying this work.

Knocking on Heaven's Door also explores the role of risk, creativity, uncertainty, beauty, and truth in scientific thinking. Through provocative conversations with leading figures in other fields, including chef David Chang, forecaster Nate Silver, and screenwriter Scott Derrickson, and through reflections on her own work, Randall makes an impassioned argument in defense of science.

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Number of Pages: 445
Original Languages: English
Author: Randall, Lisa
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher: Harpercollins
ISBN-13: 9780061723735
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.50 x 8.25 x 1.25 Inches
ISBN-10: 0061723738
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