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Curiosity By Philip Ball

Curiosity
by Philip Ball

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There was a time when curiosity was condemned.By examining the rise of curiosity from the dawn of modern science to today, we can examine how it functions in science, how it is spun, packaged and sold, and how the changing shape of science influences the kinds of questions it may ask.
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Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything by Philip Ball

There was a time when curiosity was condemned. Through curiosity, our innocence was said to be lost. Yet this hasn't deterred us. Today we spend vast sums trying to recreate the first instants of creation in particle accelerators, out of pure desire to know. There seems now to be no question too vast or too trivial. No longer reviled, curiosity is now celebrated. By examining the rise of curiosity from the dawn of modern science to today, we can examine how it functions in science, how it is spun, packaged and sold, and how the changing shape of science influences the kinds of questions it may ask.

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Curiosity Reviews


"Philip Ball, like Levi, displays a polymath's enthusiasm for knowledge of all kinds, and writes of science with humility and intelligent generosity." -- Ian Thomson * Telegraph *
"Ball's fascinating book revels not just in the experiments of these early scientists, but also in their humanity, foibles and passions" -- Ian Critchley * Sunday Times *
"A wonderfully nuanced and wise study of the scientific revolution" * Guardian *
"Fascinating" * Daily Telegraph *
"Philip Ball's scintillating history of curiosity brims with treats" * Nature Magazine *

About Philip Ball


Philip Ball writes regularly in the scientific and popular media and worked for many years as an editor for physical sciences at Nature. His books cover a wide range of scientific and cultural phenomena, and include Critical Mass: How One Thing Leads To Another (winner of the 2005 Aventis Prize for Science Books), The Music Instinct, Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything, Serving The Reich: The Struggle for the Soul of Science Under Hitler and Invisible: The history of the Unseen from Plato to Particle Physics.

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GOR005365590
Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything by Philip Ball
Philip Ball
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2013-05-01
480
0099554275
9780099554271
N/A
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