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Bestselling author and astrophysicist Mario Livio examines the lives and theories of history’s greatest mathematicians to ask how—if mathematics is an abstract construction of the human mind—it can so perfectly explain the physical world. Nobel…read more

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Throughout history, thinkers from mathematicians to theologians have pondered the mysterious relationship between numbers and the nature of reality. In this fascinating book, Mario Livio tells the tale of a number at the heart of that mystery: phi , or…read more

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Drawing on the lives of five great scientists, this “scholarly, insightful, and beautifully written book” (Martin Rees, author of From Here to Infinity ) illuminates the path to scientific discovery. Charles Darwin, William Thomson (Lord Kelvin),…read more

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Mario Livio is an internationally known astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the author of The Golden Ratio, a highly acclaimed book about mathematics and art for which he received the International Pythagoras…read more

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Throughout history, thinkers from mathematicians to theologians have pondered the mysterious relationship between numbers and the nature of reality. In this fascinating book, Mario Livio tells the tale of a number at the heart of that mystery: phi, or…read more

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Drawing on the lives of five renowned scientists, Mario Livio shows how even these geniuses made major mistakes and how their errors were an essential part of the process of achieving scientific breakthroughs. WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES. Nobody’s perfect. Not…read more

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An entertaining and accessible trip to the most interesting stops in the cosmos. Accompanied by dramatic visuals, Your Ticket to the Universe is a hybrid coffee-table book and field guide. Beginning with our home planet, Your Ticket to the Universe embarks on an…read more

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What do Bach's compositions, Rubik's Cube, the way we choose our mates, and the physics of subatomic particles have in common? All are governed by the laws of symmetry, which elegantly unify scientific and artistic principles. Yet the mathematical language of…read more

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Todos nos equivocamos. Nadie es perfecto.Y eso incluye también a cinco de los más grandes genios de la historia de la ciencia; Charles Darwin, William Thompson, Linus Pauling, Fred Hoyle y Albert Eisntein. Sin embargo, sus meteduras de pata fueron fundamentales…read more

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Von der Antike bis in unsere Tage haben sich Wissenschaftler und Philosophen darüber gewundert, dass eine so abstrakte Disziplin wie die Mathematik die Natur derart perfekt erklären kann. Sogar mehr als das: Mathematiker haben oft Voraussagen gemacht, etwa über…read more

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"En La proporción áurea Mario Livio nos ofrece un maravilloso trampolín al asombroso mundo de las matemáticas y a su relación con el mundo físico desde la antigüedad hasta el día de hoy." -Roger Penrose, Profesor Rouse Ball de Matemáticas, Universidad de Oxford,…read more

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Observational and theoretical issues of interacting binaries was the topic of the 22nd of the renowned Advanced Course of the Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy. The three contributions by outstanding experts collected in this book deal with…read more