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

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

Label
Brilliant blunders : from Darwin to Einstein - colossal mistakes by great scientists that changed our understanding of life and the universe
Title
Brilliant blunders
Title remainder
from Darwin to Einstein - colossal mistakes by great scientists that changed our understanding of life and the universe
Statement of responsibility
Mario Livio
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Livio, Mario
Dewey number
500
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q172.5.E77
LC item number
L58 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Errors, Scientific
  • SCIENCE / General
  • SCIENCE / History
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology
  • Errors, Scientific
Label
Brilliant blunders : from Darwin to Einstein - colossal mistakes by great scientists that changed our understanding of life and the universe, Mario Livio
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-323) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn800024790
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9781439192368
Lccn
2012037732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022472675
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)800024790
  • (Sirsi) a1652135
Label
Brilliant blunders : from Darwin to Einstein - colossal mistakes by great scientists that changed our understanding of life and the universe, Mario Livio
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-323) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn800024790
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9781439192368
Lccn
2012037732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022472675
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)800024790
  • (Sirsi) a1652135

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