Third Thoughts by Steven Weinberg audiobook

Third Thoughts

By Steven Weinberg
Read by John Lescault

Blackstone Publishing 9780674975323

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982562977

  • ISBN: 9781982562960

  • ISBN: 9781982562984

Runtime: 6.67 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A wise, personal, and wide-ranging meditation on science and society by the Nobel Prize–winning author of To Explain the World.

For more than four decades, one of the most captivating and celebrated science communicators of our time has challenged the public to think carefully about the foundations of nature and the inseparable entanglement of science and society. In Third Thoughts, Steven Weinberg casts a wide net: from the cosmological to the personal, from astronomy, quantum mechanics, and the history of science to the limitations of current knowledge, the art of discovery, and the rewards of getting things wrong.

Winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics and author of the classic The First Three Minutes, Weinberg shares his views on some of the most fundamental and fascinating aspects of physics and the universe. But he does not seclude science behind disciplinary walls, or shy away from politics, taking on what he sees as the folly of manned spaceflight, the harms of inequality, and the importance of public goods. His point of view is rationalist, realist, reductionist, and devoutly secularist.

Weinberg is that great rarity, a prize-winning physicist who is entertaining and accessible. The essays in Third Thoughts, some of which appear here for the first time, will engage, provoke, and inform―and never lose sight of the human dimension of scientific discovery and its consequences for our endless drive to probe the workings of the cosmos.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Weinberg’s finest collection yet―chock-full of informative content, wise opinion, and intelligent comment. He is an extreme rarity―a great physicist whose writings are entertaining and accessible for both experts and non-specialists. Superb.” Graham Farmelo, author of The Strangest Man

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Author

Author Bio: Steven Weinberg

Author Bio: Steven Weinberg

Steven Weinberg received the 1979 Nobel Prize for Physics for his work in unifying two of the fundamental forces of nature, and in 1991 he was awarded the National Medal of Science at the White House. His earlier prize-winning book The First Three Minutes is the classic account of the “Big Bang,” the modern theory of the origin of the universe. Among his other books are The Theory of Subatomic Particles and Gravitation and Cosmology: Principles and Applications of the General Theory of Relativity. Steven Weinberg is a member of the Royal Society of London as well as the US National Academy of Sciences, and has been awarded numerous honorary degrees, most recently from Columbia University and the Universities of Salamanca and Padua.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 6.67
Audience: Adult
Language: English