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The Island of Knowledge: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning

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Do all questions have answers? How much can we know about the world? Is there such a thing as an ultimate truth? To be human is to want to know, but what we are able to observe is only a tiny portion of what's "out there.” In The Island of Knowledge ,…
The Simple Beauty of the Unexpected: A Natural Philosopher's Quest for Trout and the Meaning of…

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Marcelo Gleiser has had a passion for science and fishing since he was a boy growing up on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro. Now a world-famous theoretical physicist with hundreds of scientific articles and several books of popular science to his credit, he felt it…
The Dancing Universe: From Creation Myths to the Big Bang

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Marcelo Gleiser refutes the notion that science and spirituality are irreconcilable. In The Dancing Universe, he traces mystical, philosophical, and scientific ideas about the cosmos through the past twenty-five centuries, from the ancient creation myths of…
The Island of Knowledge: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning
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|October 27, 2015

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Do all questions have answers? How much can we know about the world? Is there such a thing as an ultimate truth? To be human is to want to know, but what we are able to observe is only a tiny portion of what's “out there.” In The Island of…
A Tear at the Edge of Creation: A Radical New Vision for Life in an Imperfect Universe

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Marcelo Gleiser, an award-winning physicist, author, and often called the “Carl Sagan of Brazil,” uses physics to make us think about who we are and what it means to be human. Now in paperback. Following in the noble footsteps of Galileo, Newton, and…
The Prophet and the Astronomer: Apocalyptic Science and the End of the World
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|April 13, 2015

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"An intellectual accomplishment that illuminates the magic and the wisdom of the heavens above."— Kirkus Reviews "Tracing our contemplation of the cosmos from the big bang to the big crunch" ( The New Yorker ), Marcelo Gleiser explores the…