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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
This book describes how five famous scientists actually made major errors in the interpretation of their data and how the further investigations of these mistakes led to scientific breakthroughs in such disciplines as biology, medicine, and cosmology. Drawing on the lives of these five great scientists: Charles Darwin, William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), Linus Pauling, Fred Hoyle and Albert Einstein, the author 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
Cataloging source
DLC
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
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9781439192382
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Lccn
2012037732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn800024790
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9781439192382
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Lccn
2012037732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn800024790

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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