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Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything
Philip Ball

480 pages | 38 halftones, 5 line drawings | ©2013


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ISBN: 9780226045825


Cloth List Price $35.00 | ISBN: 9780226045795 April 2013
Paper $20.00 | ISBN: 9780226211695 September 2014


Curiosity emerges as a first-rate popular account of how science in Europe began. Accurate, witty, and reliable, the book ably shows modern readers how we got to be modern. Philip Ball adeptly sketches the virtuoso sensibility: a combination of intellectual nosiness and experimental dexterity plus the belief that, as he writes, ‘to understand everything, you could start from anywhere.’”—Wall Street Journal

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