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Brilliant blunders : from Darwin to Einstein--colossal mistakes by great scientists that changed our understanding of life and the universe

Livio, Mario, 1945-

New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2014.

341 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.

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"Drawing on the lives of five great scientists--Charles Darwin, William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), Linus Pauling, Fred Hoyle and Albert Einstein--scientist/author Mario Livio shows how even the greatest scientists made major mistakes and how science built on these errors to achieve breakthroughs, especially into the evolution of life and the universe"--Provided by publisher.

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ISBN:

9781439192375

LC Call No:

Q172.5.E77 L58 2014

Dewey Class No:

500 23

Author:

Livio, Mario, 1945-

Title:

Brilliant blunders : from Darwin to Einstein--colossal mistakes by great scientists that changed our understanding of life and the universe / Mario Livio.

Edition:

1st Simon & Schuster trade pbk. ed.

Publisher:

New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2014.

Publisher:

Ã2013

Physical:

341 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.

BibliogrphyNote:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-323) and index.

Citation/Refs:

Choice, November 2013

Citation/Refs:

Kirkus Review, April 2013

Citation/Refs:

Science Books & Films (A.A.A.S.), November 2013

Citation/Refs:

Publishers Weekly Annex, June 2013

Citation/Refs:

Library Journal web only, June 2013

Summary:

"Drawing on the lives of five great scientists--Charles Darwin, William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), Linus Pauling, Fred Hoyle and Albert Einstein--scientist/author Mario Livio shows how even the greatest scientists made major mistakes and how science built on these errors to achieve breakthroughs, especially into the evolution of life and the universe"--Provided by publisher.

Target Audience:

Adult Follett School Solutions.

Subject:

Errors, Scientific.

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505 ContentsNote 0   $a Formatted contents note  Mistakes and blunders -- The origin -- Yea, all which I inherit, shall dissolve -- How old is the Earth? -- Certainty generally is an illusion -- Interpreter of life -- Whose DNA is it anyway? -- B for big bang -- The same throughout eternity? -- The "biggest blunder" -- Out of empty space.
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510 Citation/Refs 3   $a Name of source  Kirkus Review, April 2013
510 Citation/Refs 3   $a Name of source  Science Books & Films (A.A.A.S.), November 2013
510 Citation/Refs 3   $a Name of source  Publishers Weekly Annex, June 2013
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