This Explains Everything by Mr. John Brockman
Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works

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It’s ideal for keeping to hand on bedside or coffee table; for adding to one’s permanent library; and for contributing to discussion groups or classrooms—wherever big questions are welcome.
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In This Explains Everything, John Brockman, founder and publisher of Edge.org, asked experts in numerous fields and disciplines to come up with their favorite explanations for everyday occurrences. Why do we recognize patterns? Is there such a thing as positive stress? Are we genetically programmed to be in conflict with each other? Those are just some of the 150 questions that the world's best scientific minds answer with elegant simplicity.

With contributions from Jared Diamond, Richard Dawkins, Nassim Taleb, Brian Eno, Steven Pinker, and more, everything is explained in fun, uncomplicated terms that make the most complex concepts easy to comprehend.

 

About Mr. John Brockman

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The founder and publisher of the influential on-line science salon Edge.org, John Brockman is the editor of This Will Make You Smarter, This Will Change Everything, What Is Your Dangerous Idea?, What We Believe but Cannot Prove, and more. He is the CEO of the literary agency Brockman Inc., and lives in New York City.
 
Published January 22, 2013 by Harper Perennial. 434 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Carolyn Haley on Jan 22 2013

It’s ideal for keeping to hand on bedside or coffee table; for adding to one’s permanent library; and for contributing to discussion groups or classrooms—wherever big questions are welcome.

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