This Explains Everything: Deep, Beautiful, And Elegant Theories Of How The World Works by John Brockman

This Explains Everything: Deep, Beautiful, And Elegant Theories Of How The World Works

byJohn Brockman

Paperback | January 22, 2013

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In This Explains Everything, John Brockman, founder and publisher of Edge.org, asked experts in numerous fields and disciplines to come up with their favorite explanations for everyday occurrences. Why do we recognize patterns? Is there such a thing as positive stress? Are we genetically programmed to be in conflict with each other? Those are just some of the 150 questions that the world's best scientific minds answer with elegant simplicity.

With contributions from Jared Diamond, Richard Dawkins, Nassim Taleb, Brian Eno, Steven Pinker, and more, everything is explained in fun, uncomplicated terms that make the most complex concepts easy to comprehend.

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The publisher of the online science salon Edge.org, John Brockman is the editor ofThe Universe,This Explains Everything,This Will Make You Smarter, and other volumes. He is the founder of the literary agency Brockman, Inc., and lives in New York City.

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Title:This Explains Everything: Deep, Beautiful, And Elegant Theories Of How The World WorksFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.97 inPublished:January 22, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062230174

ISBN - 13:9780062230171

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“Rich in mental fodder. ... An indispensable way to sample thinking from many corners of the intellectual spectrum.”