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Title The last unknowns : deep, elegant, profound unanswered questions about the universe, the mind, the future of civilization, and the meaning of life / edited by John Brockman ; foreword by Daniel Kahneman.

Publication Info. New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  500 LAS    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL On Order - WOLY-11  RECEIVED    IN-PROCESS
Edition First edition.
Description xvi, 332 pages ; 19 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes index (pages 327-332) and introduction endnotes.
Summary "This is a little book of profound questions--unknowns that address the secrets of our world, our civilization, the meaning of life. Here are the deepest riddles that have fascinated, obsessed, and haunted the greatest thinkers of our time, including Nobel laureates, cosmologists, philosophers, economists, prize-winning novelists, religious scholars, and more than 250 leading scientists, artists, and theorists. In The Last Unknowns, John Brockman, publisher of, asks "a mind-blowing gathering of innovative thinkers" (Booklist): "What is 'The Last Question,' your last question, the question for which you will be remembered?"--Page [4] of cover.
Contents Foreword: on edge by Daniel Kahneman -- Introduction: interrogate reality -- The last unknowns.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page xvi) and index.
Subject Questions and answers.
Philosophy -- Miscellanea.
Science -- Miscellanea.
Genre/Form Trivia and miscellanea.
Added Author Brockman, John, 1941- editor.
Kahneman, Daniel, 1934- author of introduction.
ISBN 0062897942 (paperback)
9780062897947 (paperback)

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