The Simple Beauty of the Unexpected: A Natural Philosopher's Quest for Trout and the Meaning of Everything by Marcelo Gleiser

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The Simple Beauty of the Unexpected: A Natural Philosopher's Quest for Trout and the Meaning of Everything Read Online Free - Marcelo Gleiser has had a passion for science and fishing since he was a boy growing up on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro. Now a world-famous theoretical physicist with hundreds of scientific articles and several books of popular science to his credit, he felt it was time to connect with nature in less theoretical ways. After seeing a fly-fishing class on the Dartmouth College green, he decided to learn to fly-fish, a hobby, he says, that teaches humility. In The Simple Beauty of the Unexpected, Gleiser travels the world to scientific conferences, fishing wherever he goes. At each stop, he ponders how in the myriad ways physics informs the act of fishing; how, in its turn, fishing serves as a lens into nature s inner workings; and how science engages with questions of meaning and spirituality, inspiring a sense of mystery and awe of the not yet known. Personal and engaging, The Simple Beauty of the Unexpected is a scientist s tribute to nature, an affirmation of humanity s deep connection with and debt to Earth, and an exploration of the meaning of existence, from atom to trout to cosmos."

Title : The Simple Beauty of the Unexpected: A Natural Philosopher's Quest for Trout and the Meaning of Everything
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ISBN : 1611684412
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 192 pages


Kest rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 14, 2016

I've gotta stop signing up for these "free in exchange for an honest review" things. I've really gotta. I'm sure the author is a very smart man, and a fabulous conversationalist. Sadly, reading this book is no more (no less, either) interesting than listening to a physics undergrad who has just t...

Steve rated it ★★★★★

September 09, 2016

I have to confess that I'm not a fly fisher. This book, however, entranced me. Maybe it's because most of the scientists we hear as talking heads project such arrogance into the public domain. They claim that science can explain everything. I loved Gleiser's humble approach and thorough reasoning...

Meredith rated it ★★★★☆

October 11, 2016

I won this with the goodreads giveaways planning on giving it to my fly fishing husband. However I started reading it and thoroughly enjoyed it! The simple passion the author has for nature and science is almost palpable. A great book for anyone who can marvel at the beauty of the language of the...

Sharon rated it ★★★☆☆

June 16, 2016

A great blending of philosophy, science, nature and their inseparable natures - with even a smidgeon of religion tossed in. Replete with nature analogies that argue (or prove, to my mind) that science, faith and nature complement rather than contradict each other. this was a goodreads giveaway

Lauren rated it ★★★★☆

August 06, 2016

I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review, which I posted on LibraryThing

Fernando rated it ★★★★★

April 21, 2017

Estou para recomendar esse livro desde que terminei faz um mês mais ou menos. Além de descrever a magia e emoção da pesca e da convivência com a natureza, o autor reflete sobre o universo, nossa história e o melhor de tudo, sobre religião. Me identifiquei em um trilhão de coisas com o que ele fal...

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