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The Genius Who Never Existed and other Short Stories from Science, History and Philosophy by [Dolenc, Saso]
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"Each chapter in this book explains a complex problem through moving, amusing and marvellous stories. Sašo Dolenc's recurring theme is the elusive and often eccentric nature of inspiration; but in exploring it he covers an immense variety of subjects, from meteorology to microbiology, computer technology to market theory. His readers will gain a succinct and satisfying lesson on each topic, and a sense overall of the labour, genius and luck that science demands." 
-- John Stubbs, author of John Donne: The Reformed Soul and Reprobates: The Cavaliers of the English Civil War 

"Great fun. Like Malcolm Gladwell, Dolenc writes about complicated science in a clear, accessible way that entertains and educates. The smarter and better the writer, the clearer and simpler he will make concepts that are difficult to grasp. Reading this book is a pleasure you can learn from." 
-- Noah Charney, best-selling author of The Art Thief and Stealing the Mystic Lamb

"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

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: 802 KB
  • Print Length: 149 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Kvarkadabra (June 3, 2014)
  • Publication Date: June 3, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KRO8O84
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,087,689 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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