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A Random Walk in Science

1st Edition

Edited by Robert L. Weber, E Mendoza

CRC Press

138 pages

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Description

A Random Walk in Science provides insight into the wit and intellect of the scientific mind through a blend of amusing and serious contributions written by and about scientists. The book records changing attitudes within science and mirrors the interactions of science with society. Some of the contributors include Lewis Carroll, Isaac Newton, Jonathan Swift, and James Clark Maxwell. This entertaining anthology covers Murphy's Law, the trial of Galileo, life on Earth, Gulliver's computer, and much more.

Reviews

"… entertaining, pleasing, and stimulating anthology …"

-Europe and Astronomy

Table of Contents

Chapters Include:

When Does Jam Become Marmalade?

The Transit of Venus

Heaven Is Hotter than Hell

A Contribution to the Mathematical Theory of Big Game Hunting

Arrogance in Physics

Gulliver's Computer

Life on Earth

Pebbles and Shells

How Radar Began

The Mason-Dixon Line

The Trial of Galileo

In Defense of Pure Research

A Theory of Ghosts

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI055000
SCIENCE / Physics