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The Resource Facing Up : Science and Its Cultural Adversaries, (electronic resource:)

Facing Up : Science and Its Cultural Adversaries, (electronic resource:)

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Facing Up : Science and Its Cultural Adversaries
Title
Facing Up
Title remainder
Science and Its Cultural Adversaries
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Related
Cataloging source
BIP US
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1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weinberg, Steven
Dewey number
500
Intended audience
Trade
Intended audience source
Harvard University Press
LC call number
Q171.W419 2003
Summary expansion
In a recent New York Times profile, James Glanz remarked, "Steven Weinberg is perhaps the world's most authoritative proponent of the idea that physics is hurtling toward a 'final theory,' a complete explanation of nature's particles and forces that will endure as the bedrock of all science forevermore. He is also a powerful writer of prose that can illuminate--and sting...He recently received the Lewis Thomas Prize, awarded to the researcher who best embodies 'the scientist as poet.'" Both the brilliant scientist and the provocative writer are fully present in this book as Weinberg pursues his principal passions, theoretical physics and a deeper understanding of the culture, philosophy, history, and politics of science.Each of these essays, which span fifteen years, struggles in one way or another with the necessity of facing up to the discovery that the laws of nature are impersonal, with no hint of a special status for human beings. Defending the spirit of science against its cultural adversaries, these essays express a viewpoint that is reductionist, realist, and devoutly secular. Each is preceded by a new introduction that explains its provenance and, if necessary, brings it up to date. Together, they afford the general reader the unique pleasure of experiencing the superb sense, understanding, and knowledge of one of the most interesting and forceful scientific minds of our era
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Facing Up : Science and Its Cultural Adversaries, (electronic resource:)
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Publication
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OCM1bookssj0000645750
Dimensions
09.250 x 06.125 in.
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unknown
Edition
Reprint
Extent
306 p.
Governing access note
Available for distribution in: UNITED KINGDOM, USA, AUSTRALIA
Isbn
9780674011205
Other control number
9780674011205
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000645750
Label
Facing Up : Science and Its Cultural Adversaries, (electronic resource:)
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000645750
Dimensions
09.250 x 06.125 in.
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Reprint
Extent
306 p.
Governing access note
Available for distribution in: UNITED KINGDOM, USA, AUSTRALIA
Isbn
9780674011205
Other control number
9780674011205
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000645750

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