Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos: The Story of the Scientific Quest for the Secret of the Universe

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HarperCollins Canada, Limited, 1991 - Science - 438 pages
Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos is about the adventure of discovering the universe, about people dealing with the ultimate questions of the origin of life itself, and about how scientific theories are developed in an era when science itself changes at an alarming rate.

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User Review  - bgeoghegan - LibraryThing

This is a great topic both as science and for the lives of scientists, but I wish someone else had written it. Overbye's prose often reaches for the dramatic. His writing is heavy with imagery and ... Read full review

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One of the most interesting and thought provoking books I've read Ina very long time. And this review is being written 22 years after my first reading. For those fascinated by science - not just the ... Read full review

Contents

Delegates to Eternity
1
His Masters Voice
11
The Candy Machine
30
Copyright

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Dennis Overbye is Deputy Science Editor of "The New York Times" & a critically acclaimed science writer who has contributed to "Time," "The New York Times Magazine," & many other publications. His first book, "Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos," was nominated for a National Book Critics' Circle Award in Nonfiction & a "Los Angeles Times" Book Award in Science. He lives in New York City.

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