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Entropy and the Magic Flute

By: HJ Morowitz

224 pages, no illustrations

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Jan 1997 | #64979 | ISBN: 0195111346
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Hardback | Oct 1993 | #28432 | ISBN: 0195081994
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About this book

An eminent scientist's reflections on the work of famous scientists.

A delightful cornucopia of short essays on diverse topics, some purely scientific and others more personal. Science News, Vol. 144


Contents

Part One; Entropy and the magic flute; The perversion of J. Willard Gibbs, les Atomes, Triscentennial, Albertus Magnus, Fundamental laws of nature; Part Two; jesus, Moses, Aristotle, and Laboratory Animals; Tubes; Humans, animals, and physicians' waiting rooms; The oath; Autism and authority; the missing volumes; he smoking gun; Part Three; Just say no; The fromagification of America; Killer cheese; a bioenergeticist's revenge; A two-coffee culture; Deliver us; Part Four; Roots of a American tail; Justice; The sidewalks of New York; Brighten the corner where you are; Nixon and thermodynamics; George Mason, one of our really great men; Part Five; Koobi Fora; Clitoridectomy; Mammals I have known; Daibutsu and Descartes; Taitami taxonomy; Madan Pele; The sociology of Palo Alto coffee shops; Part Six; Dirty Neoplatonists; Quadrivial pursuits; Twenty books clad in black and red; The litmus test; Expertise; The afternoon session; Literati; Potlatch; Part Seven; What is Life?; Brekekekex; A rose by any other name.

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