The World treasury of Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics

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The World treasury of Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics

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Found this in a charity shop for £1.50. Top buy!

Short essays and articles by a formidable collection of scientists and science writers.

Interesting, informative and at times funny.

I think I now know the question to Douglas Adams answer of 42. :D
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I think I now know the question to Douglas Adams answer of 42.

What a tease, but tell me please....
would it put me at ease
on my settee whilst
sipping my tea ?

Currently on Amazon for £ 4 -ish. Another one for the shelf ? Groaning...
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May I add more complete information:

Title: The World Treasury of Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics: From Albert Einstein to Stephen W. Hawking and From Annie Dillard to John Updike - an Eloquent ... Than 90 of This Century's Best-Known Writers [Paperback]

Author: Timothy Ferris

Publisher: Back Bay Books; Reprint edition (June 30, 1993)

ISBN-10: 0316281336
ISBN-13: 978-0316281331

Pages: 880

Note: I must say it looks a lot like The Road to Reality by Roger Penrose. I wonder if Roger Penrose has been inspired by it. Surely, thanks, Arising_uk!! Have a fine week! :)
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And I got yesterday a treasury of the contemporary human nature in Withens, as described by Stephen Booth in his thriller "Blind to the Bones", free of charge, from a package of books on the pavement, offered to passers by by a house owner doing feng shui.
Mr. Booth smiles friendly from the last page.
Lots of German cars in the Peak District.
There are brambles and chestnut trees in the area but nobody seems to be interested in them.

Psychonaut could help investigate crime in this area, which seems to be short of good detectives. He is intelligent and has ideas. Merseyside is not far away, if I am not mistaken.
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mhoraine wrote:I think I now know the question to Douglas Adams answer of 42.

What a tease, but tell me please....
would it put me at ease
on my settee whilst
sipping my tea ?
The book or the question?

The book is a definite easy dunker, the articles are short, some are just intros from longer papers, there's even a small poetry section, and an even smaller philosophy and science chapter :lol:
The list of contributors from the fields is impressive as are the non-scientists contributions. The more I read the more I like this collection.
Currently on Amazon for £ 4 -ish. Another one for the shelf ? Groaning...
A bargain I think.
p.s.
I think, and its only think, the question is in the article by Kenneth W. Ford which apparently comes from his book "The World of Elementary Particles" :D
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What would be a really interesting Astronomy topic for my project? I have to present a 15 minute powerpoint presentation on a topic of my choice for my Astronomy class.
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