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Philip Ball is a freelance writer who lives in London. He worked for over twenty years as an editor for Nature, writes regularly in the scientific and popular media, and has authored many books on the interactions of the sciences, the arts, and the wider culture, including, most recently, Serving visa mer the Reich: The Struggle for the Soul of Physics under Hitler, also published by the University of Chicago Press. visa färre

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Verk av Philip Ball

Nature's patterns : a tapestry in three parts : Branches (2009) — Författare — 126 exemplar
The Water Kingdom (2016) 97 exemplar
The Sun and Moon Corrupted (2008) 18 exemplar
Cuántica (2018) 10 exemplar

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The New Science of Strong Materials or Why You Don't Fall through the Floor (1968) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor374 exemplar
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2019 (2020) — Bidragsgivare — 98 exemplar
The Public Domain Review: Selected Essays, Vol. IV — Bidragsgivare — 3 exemplar
Time unwrapped : kings place : programme 2018 — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar

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Födelsedag
1962
Kön
male
Nationalitet
UK
Land (för karta)
England, UK
Bostadsorter
London, England, UK
Utbildning
University of Oxford
University of Bristol
Yrken
science writer
Organisationer
Nature (editor)

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Ampio, approfondito e ambizioso. Ball riesce molto bene a informare, analizzare e ipotizzare, in modo diverso - e con difficoltà e astrazione crescente - procedendo dai primi capitoli basati sulla comprensione del linguaggio musicale e della sua armonia verso gli ultimi, dove il cosiddetto linguaggio musicale è esposto in quanto tale a una comparazione con linguaggi più propriamente intesi - in primis quello verbale - che apre a una raccolta di riflessioni illustri che risultano interessanti spesso proprio perché ardite e arbitrarie. In tutto ciò, il filo rosso della musica come istinto attraversa l'intero libro, ponendosi come ulteriore spunto ambizioso che, con tutte le difficoltà interpretative che presenta, non può che affascinare e far apprezzare l'impresa di ricerca e scrittura di Ball.… (mer)
 
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d.v. | 2 andra recensioner | May 16, 2023 |
As to be expected from Philip Ball, a solid book that captures both the science and beauty of chemistry. Highly recommended!

Thanks to MIT Press for access to a digital ARC via NetGalley.
 
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Spencer28 | 1 annan recension | Aug 16, 2022 |
 
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profpenguin | 4 andra recensioner | May 3, 2022 |
This is, I think, the book on quantum mechanics I've been wanting to read for 15 years—though my ability to embrace it may be due to my experience with the less-comprehensive titles I've read in the meantime. Superb, even if I did get snarled once or twice in Ball's explanations of experiments.

Interesting, though, how many shades of Kant and Wittgenstein I kept encountering. I'm not sure if that's because they've greatly influenced quantum physicists, Ball, or if I just saw them because I love them so much (in true what-I-measure-affects-what-I-see quantum style).

I also had the thought whilst reading that instead of us measuring the universe, perhaps the universe is measuring us...and trying all the time to tell us what it sees in ways we can comprehend.
… (mer)
 
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slimikin | 8 andra recensioner | Mar 27, 2022 |

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Statistik

Verk
38
Även av
5
Medlemmar
4,887
Popularitet
#5,143
Betyg
½ 3.8
Recensioner
93
ISBN
207
Språk
13
Favoritmärkt
6
Proberstenar
50

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