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Author Livio, Mario, 1945-

Title Brilliant blunders : from Darwin to Einstein - colossal mistakes by great scientists that changed our understanding of life and the universe / Mario Livio.

Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.


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Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Description 341 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Summary This book describes how five famous scientists actually made major errors in the interpretation of their data and how the further investigations of these mistakes led to scientific breakthroughs in such disciplines as biology, medicine, and cosmology. Drawing on the lives of these five great scientists: Charles Darwin, William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), Linus Pauling, Fred Hoyle and Albert Einstein, the author 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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-323) and index.
Contents Mistakes and blunders -- The origin -- Yea, all which I 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.
Subject Errors, Scientific.
SCIENCE / General.
SCIENCE / History.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology.
ISBN 9781439192368 hardback
1439192367 hardback

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