Spooky Action at a Distance - George Musser

Forget trying to understand quantum physics—no one does. Instead, just let its mind-bending ideas do their work on you. Think space and time are givens? Maybe not. Quantum entanglement and nonlocality are showing that the universe can do without space. We’ve still got time—but a time that has new tricks, such as reverse causation, which allows the future to affect the present much as the past does. That’s just a sample of the dazzling stuff here, and Musser explains it brilliantly, drawing analogies that lead us smoothly from the familiar to things as bizarre as quantum graphity and the amplituhedron.

Spooky Action at a Distance: The Phenomenon That Reimagines Space and Time--and What It Means for Black Holes, the Big Bang, and Theories of Everything By George Musser Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374298517
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Published: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giro - November 3rd, 2015

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Published: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giro - November 15th, 2016

The Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution - David Wootton

This crisp and endlessly fascinating chronicle lays out how the ongoing revolution we call modern science “has transformed the nature of knowledge and the capacities of humankind.” Starting with Brahe’s astronomical discoveries in 1572, Wootton shows how the Aristotelean model of the universe was overthrown by a  combination of technology—the telescope, vacuum tube, steam engine—and intellectual tools—new definitions of “law,” “discovery,” and “experiment,” and new words, such as “fact” and “scientist.” Wootton is passionate and eloquent as he guides us through the experiments (his chapter on perspective painting is especially well done), debates, and errors that got us to ideas we now take for granted

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ISBN: 9780061759536
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Published: Harper Perennial - December 13th, 2016

Adventures in Human Being: A Grand Tour from the Cranium to the Calcaneum - Gavin Francis

Anatomy, poetry, myth, and literature come together beautifully in Adventures in Human Body by Gavin Francis. Lyrical prose conveys Francis’s curiosity and sense of wonder at ‘the intricacy and economy of human anatomy’, and journeys into art and history make this anatomy lesson marvelous, engrossing, and far from clinically detached.

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ISBN: 9780465096824
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Published: Basic Books - October 25th, 2016

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