At a glance:
- Author: Jeremy Bernstein
- First Published: 1982
- Type of Work: Essays
- Genres: Nonfiction, Essays
- Subjects: History, Politics, Science or scientists, Physics or physicists
Trained as a physicist, Jeremy Bernstein is widely regarded as the finest science-writer now working. The range of his interests is evident in this collection. Part 1, “Mind and Machine: Profile of Marvin Minsky,” is a three-part profile in The New Yorker. The remaining essays are drawn from various journals, including The American Scholar, The Dial, Geo, and Mountain Gazette; two of the essays are reprinted from an earlier book by Bernstein, A Comprehensible World: On Modern Science and Its Origin (1967). They are divided, apparently...
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