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Galileo in Pittsburgh.


Galileo in Pittsburgh.

Glymour, Clark.

Harvard University Press


150 pages




Admirers of the late Richard Feynman will find much to like in this collection of essays from philosopher Clark Glymour. Like Feynmann, the author's interests are broad--few authors deal with topics as varied as psychoanalysis, predicting wildfires, designing Mars probes, high school education, and the value (or lack thereof) of front lawns. Glymour does not suffer fools gladly and, like Feynman, doesn't hesitate to use humor to take them down, as his assessment of Oklahoma's intellectual climate clearly shows. (His description of the University of Oklahoma's library is alone worth the price of admission.) This book is certain to earn the author a legion of fans.

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Date:Aug 1, 2010
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