Entropy and the Magic Flute

Entropy and the Magic FluteHarold Morowitz Has Long Been Regarded Highly Both As An Eminent Scientist And As An Accomplished Science Writer The Essays In The Wine Of Life, His First Collection, Were Hailed By C.P Snow As Some Of The Wisest, Wittiest And Best Informed That I Have Read, And Carl Sagan Called Them A Delight To Read In Later Volumes Such As Mayonnaise And The Origin Of Life And The Thermodynamics Of Pizza, He Has Established A Reputation For A Wide Ranging Intellect, An Ability To See Unexpected Connections And Draw Striking Parallels, And A Talent For Communicating Scientific Ideas With Optimism And Wit Kirkus Reviews Praised Mayonnaise As Wonderfully Diverting And Very Wise Nature Wrote Of Thermodynamics, His Chocolate Coated Nuggets Of Science Will Continue To Entertain And Do Surreptitious Good With Entropy And The Magic Flute, Morowitz Once Again Offers An Appealing Mix Of Brief Reflections On Everything From Litmus Paper To The Hippopotamus To The Sociology Of Palo Alto Coffee Shops Many Of These Pieces Are Appreciations Of Scientists That Morowitz Holds In High Regard In The Title Piece, For Instance, Morowitz Tells Of His Pilgrimage To The Grave Of Ludwig Boltzmann, Found In The Same Cemetery Vienna S Central Cemetery As The Graves Of Beethoven, Schubert, And Brahms And The Memorial To Mozart He Also Writes Of J Willard Gibbs Thought By Many To Be The Greatest Scientist Yet Produced By The United States , Jean Perrin Author Of Les Atomes, A Now Forgotten Classic That Convinced Virtually Everyone In Science Of The Validity Of The Atomic Hypothesis , Einstein, Newton On The Occasion Of The 300th Anniversary Of His Principia, A Date That Passed Virtually Unnoticedexcept By Morowitz , Murray Gell Mann, And Aristotle Of Aristotle, Morowitz Observes That Most People Whose Information Comes From Academic Philosophy Fail To Appreciate That Among His Many Fields Of Expertise First And Foremost, Aristotle Was A Biologist Indeed, Fully A Thir Luego muchas idas y vueltas con el autor, llegu a apreciar su forma de escribir y hasta en cierto punto envidiar Qui n pudiera escribir p ginas y p ginas acerca de algo de la forma en que Morowitz lo hace Lo hace demasiado f cil para el lector en el sentido de que podr a estar leyendo horas y horas sobre cualquier cosa que escribe Si bien hubo un tramo del libro que fue un poco pesado porque pr cticamente eran opiniones suyas sobre cosas cotidianas donde no mencionaba para nad
This is a collection of essays on a wide range of topics, most related if loosely to science or medicine My full review is here This book is a collection of short essays written by the author, a bioenergetics professor at or formerly at George Mason U It s basically an autobiographical monologue that follows the author through his professional, personal, and philosophical thoughts on just about anything he happened to find interesting at the time being the 80 s and 90 s mainly Some of the science and sociological topics are outdated but the real value is in hearing a scientists rather informal opinions about important topics Personally I found it interesting to hear his professional

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  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • Entropy and the Magic Flute
  • Harold J. Morowitz
  • English
  • 02 February 2018
  • 9780195081992