We Are All Stardust

We Are All Stardust

Scientists Who Shaped Our World Talk About Their Work, Their Lives and What They Still Want to Know

Book - 2015
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"What distinguishes scientists, in your eyes?" --Stefan Klein

"First and foremost, curiosity." --Roald Hoffmann, Nobel Prize-winning chemist

When Stefan Klein, an acclaimed journalist, sits down to talk with 18 of the world's leading scientists, he finds they're driven by, above all, curiosity. When they talk about their work, they turn to what's next, to what they still hope to discover. And they see inspiration everywhere: From the sports car that physicist Steven Weinberg says helped him on his quest for "the theory of everything" to the jazz musicians who gave psychologist Alison Gopnik new insight into raising children, they reveal how their paradigm-changing work entwines with their lives outside the lab. We hear from extraordinary natural and social scientists, including:

Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins on ego and selflessness Primatologist Jane Goodall on chimpanzee behavior Neuroscientist V. S. Ramachandran on consciousness Geographer Jared Diamond on chance in history Anthropologist Sarah Hrdy on motherhood And cosmologist Martin Rees on how "ultimately we ourselves are stardust."
Publisher: New York : The Experiment, [2015]
ISBN: 9781615190591
Branch Call Number: 500 KLE 2015
Characteristics: xv, 264 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm


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Apr 21, 2016

"We are a way for the universe to know itself. Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return. And we can, because the cosmos is also within us. We're made of star stuff,"
Carl E. Sagan (1934-1996) quoted in
“Are We Really All Made of Stars?
by Remy Melina, posted October 13, 2010, to Live Science

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