This Explains Everything: 150 Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works

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Harper Collins, Jan 22, 2013 - Science - 432 pages
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In This Explains Everything, John Brockman, founder and publisher of Edge.org, asked experts in numerous fields and disciplines to come up with their favorite explanations for everyday occurrences. Why do we recognize patterns? Is there such a thing as positive stress? Are we genetically programmed to be in conflict with each other? Those are just some of the 150 questions that the world's best scientific minds answer with elegant simplicity.

With contributions from Jared Diamond, Richard Dawkins, Nassim Taleb, Brian Eno, Steven Pinker, and more, everything is explained in fun, uncomplicated terms that make the most complex concepts easy to comprehend.

 

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User Review  - Razinha - LibraryThing

Brockman's Edge question for 2012 was "“WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DEEP, ELEGANT, OR BEAUTIFUL EXPLANATION?" and this collection has some delightful answers, a few head-scratchers, and quite a lot of ... Read full review

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User Review  - MarkBeronte - LibraryThing

In This Explains Everything, John Brockman, founder and publisher of Edge.org, asked experts in numerous fields and disciplines to come up with their favorite explanations for everyday occurrences ... Read full review

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THE EDGE QUESTION
Ican answer the question but am I bright enough toask it?Welook for questions that inspire unpredictable answersthat provoke people into thinking t...

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The publisher of the online science salon Edge.org, John Brockman is the editor of Know This, This Idea Must Die, This Explains Everything, This Will Make You Smarter, and other volumes.

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