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Labyrinth: A Search for the Hidden Meaning of Science

By: Peter Pesic
182 pages, 11 illus
Publisher: MIT Press
Labyrinth: A Search for the Hidden Meaning of Science
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  • Labyrinth: A Search for the Hidden Meaning of Science ISBN: 9780262661263 Paperback Oct 2001 Temporarily out of stock: order now to get this when available
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Covers three themes: the epic struggle between the scientist and nature; the distilling effects of the struggle on the scientist; and the emergence from this struggle of symbolic mathematics, the purified language necessary to decode nature's secrets.

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Peter Pesic is a Tutor and Musician-in-Residence at St. John's College, Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has a Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University.

By: Peter Pesic
182 pages, 11 illus
Publisher: MIT Press
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In his short book, Peter Pesic brilliantly conveys the meaning and motivation for the attempts of Gilbert, Kepler, Newton and the other virtuosi to read the Book of Nature and to decipher her secrets. - S. S. Schweber, American Scientist

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