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Importance of Being Interested: Adventures in Scientific Curiosity, The

Importance of Being Interested: Adventures in Scientific Curiosity, The

  • Author: Ince, Robin
  • ISBN: 9781838954291
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$NZ 37.99 Ex Tax: $NZ 37.99
Comedian Robin Ince quickly abandoned science at school, bored by a fog of dull lessons and intimidated by the barrage of equations. But, twenty years later, he fell in love and he now presents one of the world's most popular science podcasts. Every year he meets hundreds of the world's greatest thinkers. In this erudite and witty book, Robin reveals why scientific wonder isn't just for the professionals. Filled with interviews featuring astronauts, comedians, teachers, quantum physicists, neuroscientists and more - as well as charting Robin's own journey with science - The Importance of Being Interested explores why many wrongly think of the discipline as distant and difficult. From the glorious appeal of the stars above to why scientific curiosity can encourage much needed intellectual humility, this optimistic and profound book will leave you filled with a thirst for intellectual adventure. 'A delightful and scintillating hymn to scientific curiosity. Resolutely a non-scientist, Robin Ince discovers with awe that when science addresses the "big problems" and destroys familiar beliefs, it does not leave us in a cold, meaningless and de-humanized world, but in a one which is colourful, human, full of intensity and wonder.' - Carlo Rovelli, author of the million-copy bestseller Seven Brief Lessons on Physics 'A delightful and scintillating hymn to scientific curiosity. Resolutely a non-scientist, Robin Ince discovers with awe that when science addresses the "big problems" and destroys familiar beliefs, it does not leave us in a cold, meaningless and de-humanized world, but in a one which is colourful, human, full of intensity and wonder.' Professor Carlo Rovelli - author of the million-copy bestseller Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

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