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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

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  • ISBN: 9781439192368 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 1439192367 (hbk.)
  • Physical Description: 341 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-323) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Mistakes and blunders -- The origin -- Yea, all which it 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.
Summary, etc.: "Drawing on the lives of five great scientists -- Charles Darwin, William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), Linus Pauling, Fred Hoyle and Albert Einstein -- scientist/author Mario Livio 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"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Errors, Scientific.
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