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The Resource Brilliant blunders : from Darwin to Einstein--colossal mistakes by great scientists that changed our understanding of life and the universe, Mario Livio

Brilliant blunders : from Darwin to Einstein--colossal mistakes by great scientists that changed our understanding of life and the universe, Mario Livio

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Brilliant blunders : from Darwin to Einstein--colossal mistakes by great scientists that changed our understanding of life and the universe
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Brilliant blunders
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from Darwin to Einstein--colossal mistakes by great scientists that changed our understanding of life and the universe
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Mario Livio
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Language
eng
Summary
"Drawing on the lives of five great scientists -- Charles Darwin, William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), Linus Pauling, Fred Hoyle and Albert Einstein -- scientist/author Mario Livio shows how even the greatest scientists made major mistakes and how science built on these errors to achieve breakthroughs, especially into the evolution of life and the universe."--Provided by publisher
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Title
Brilliant blunders
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Summary
Describes how five famous scientists actually made major errors in the interpretation of their data and how the further investigations of these mistakes led to scientific breakthroughs in such disciplines as biology, medicine, and cosmology
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Genre
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10187064
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
500
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q172.5.E77
LC item number
L58 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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from Darwin to Einstein--colossal mistakes by great scientists that changed our understanding of life and the universe
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from Darwin to Einstein--colossal mistakes by great scientists that changed our understanding of life and the universe
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Mario Livio
Brilliant blunders : from Darwin to Einstein--colossal mistakes by great scientists that changed our understanding of life and the universe, Mario Livio
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Brilliant blunders : from Darwin to Einstein--colossal mistakes by great scientists that changed our understanding of life and the universe, Mario Livio
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-323) and index
Contents
Mistakes and blunders -- The origin -- Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve -- How old is the Earth? -- Certainty generally is illusion -- Interpreter of life -- Whose DNA is it anyway? -- B for big bang -- The same throughout eternity? -- The "biggest blunder" -- Out of empty space
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
341 p.
Isbn
9781439192368
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012037732
Other physical details
ill.

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