We Are All Stardust
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|Author||Stefan Klein (tr. by Ross Benjamin)|
|Ships By||2-3 days|
â€˜World-leading natural and social scientists shed light on their discoveries and lives in conversation with an award-winning science writer.â€™
When acclaimed science writer Stefan Klein asks Nobel Prizewinning chemist Roald Hoffmann what sets scientists apart, Hoffmann says, â€˜First and foremost, curiosity.â€™ In this collection of intimate conversations with nineteen of the worldâ€™s best-known scientists, Klein lets us listen in as todayâ€™s leading minds reveal what they still hope to discoverâ€”and how their paradigm-changing work entwines with their lives outside the lab.
From the sports car that physicist Steven Weinberg says helped him on his quest for â€˜the theory of everythingâ€™ to the jazz musicians who gave psychologist Alison Gopnik new insight into raising children, scientists explain how they find inspiration everywhere. Hear from evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins on selfishness; anthropologist Sarah Hrdy on motherhood; primatologist Jane Goodall on animal behaviour; neuroscientist V.S. Ramachandran on consciousness; geographer Jared Diamond on chance in history; and other luminaries!
Stefan Klein, PhD, has studied physics and analytical philosophy, and holds a doctorate in biophysics. After several years as an academic researcher, he turned to writing about science for a general audience. From 1996 to 1999, he was an editor at Der Spiegel, Germanyâ€™s leading news magazine, and in 1998 he won the prestigious Georg von Holtzbrinck Prize for Science Journalism. Today, Klein is recognized as one of Europeâ€™s most influential science writers and journalists. His interviews with the worldâ€™s leading scientists are a regular feature in Germanyâ€™s Zeit magazine. His books, which have been translated into more than twenty-five languages, include the international bestseller The Science of Happiness, as well as The Secret Pulse of Time, and Leonardoâ€™s Legacy. A frequent speaker and university guest lecturer, he lives with his family in Berlin.