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The Man Who Counted Infinity and Other Short Stories from Science, History and Philosophy by [Dolenc, Saso]
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"If I were the only survivor on a remote island and all I had with me were this book, a Swiss army knife and a bottle, I would throw the bottle into the sea with the note: 'Don't worry, I have everything I need.'"
-- Ciril Horjak, alias Dr. Horowitz, a comic artist

"The writing is understandable, but never simplistic. Instructive, but never patronizing. Straightforward, but never trivial. In-depth, but never too intense."
-- Ali Žerdin, editor at Delo, the main Slovenian newspaper

"Does science think? Heidegger once answered this question with a decisive No. The writings on modern science skillfully penned by Sašo Dolenc, these small stories about big stories, quickly convince us that the contrary is true. Not only does science think in hundreds of unexpected ways, its intellectual challenges and insights are an inexhaustible source of inspiration and entertainment. The clarity of thought and the lucidity of its style make this book accessible to anyone ... in the finest tradition of popularizing science, its achievements, dilemmas and predicaments."
-- Mladen Dolar, philosopher and author of A Voice and Nothing More

"Sašo Dolenc is undoubtedly one of our most successful authors in the field of popular science, possessing the ability to explain complex scientific achievements to a broader audience in a clear and captivating way while remaining precise and scientific. His collection of articles is of particular importance because it encompasses all areas of modern science in an unassuming, almost light-hearted manner."
-- Boštjan Žekš, physicist and former president of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts

About the Author

Sašo Dolenc is a physicist and philosopher by training, currently employed at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is a co-founder and the editor in chief of the popular online science journal Kvarkadabra (kvarkadabra.net), whose mission is to explain science in a simple, attractive and fun form that is open to all.

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  • File Size: 861 KB
  • Print Length: 260 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Kvarkadabra (May 24, 2012)
  • Publication Date: May 24, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00862F71Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #483,302 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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