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Livio, Mario, 1945-
Brilliant blunders : from Darwin to Einstein - colossal mistakes by great scientists that changed our understanding of life and the universe / Mario Livio
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  Q172.5.E77 L58 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Errors, Scientific
Discoveries in science
Physical Description 341 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-323) and index
Contents Mistakes and blunders -- The origin -- Yea, all which I inherit, shall dissolve -- How old is the Earth? -- Certainty generally is 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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