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Tony Rothman's first book, written just after graduating college, was The World is Round (Ballantine, 1978), a science fiction novel about the evolution of society on. .1989 - Science à la mode: physical fashions and fictions. 1989 - Censored tales.

Tony Rothman's first book, written just after graduating college, was The World is Round (Ballantine, 1978), a science fiction novel about the evolution of society on a non-earthlike planet. His experiences in Russia resulted in publication of a collection of short stories entitled Censored Tales (1989). He has also published six books of popular science and science history. 1978 - The World is Round. com/entry/rothman tony.

Science a la Mode: Physical Fashions and Fictions

Science a la Mode: Physical Fashions and Fictions. Tony Rothman applies creative skepticism to contemporary fashions in science, including the "standard model" Big Bang theory, geodesic domes, the concept of nuclear winter, and sociological applications of the second law of thermodynamics.

TONY ROTHMAN is a physicist and writer. He is the author of seven other critically acclaimed science books and a frequent contributor to leading science publications, including Scientific American and Discover. I bought this book for the chapter on geodesic domes, which was interesting but disappointing in its depth. Geodesic Math and How to Use it" by Hugh Kenner is much more thorough. I took to reading the book cover to cover and found that the interest builds through the book. The first chapters are on cosmology. The chapter on "nuclear winter" is spectacular, a good example of how the scientific community tends to jump on band wagons.

Science a la mode: Physical fashions and fictions. Princeton University Press, 2014. Everything's Relative: And Other Fables from Science and Technology. Everything's Relative: And Other Fables from Science and Technology, by Ton. 2003.

Science a la Mode : Physical Factions and Fictions. These iconoclastic and witty essays are about what happens when scientists jump on band-wagons

Science a la Mode : Physical Factions and Fictions. These iconoclastic and witty essays are about what happens when scientists jump on band-wagons.

Tony Rothman applies creative skepticism to contemporary fashions in science, including the "standard model" Big Bang theory, geodesic domes, the concept of nuclear winter, and sociological applications of the second law of thermodynamics. I am grateful to him for he has enlarged my vision, increased my understanding, and made me more aware of the beauty of the patterns and connections of all the world

He explains his chosen subjects by posing and answering questions, pointing out successes and failures.

He explains his chosen subjects by posing and answering questions, pointing out successes and failures. While condemning some scientists for jumping on bandwagons and sometimes indulging in less than scrupulous practices in promoting their own work, Rothman says he is not hostile: ‘I merely propose to treat them by the same rules they treat astrologers, historians, and literary critics.

Book Description: These iconoclastic and witty essays are about what happens when scientists jump on band-wagons. Tony Rothman applies creative skepticism to contemporary fashions in science, including the "standard model" Big Bang theory, geodesic domes, the concept of nuclear winter, and sociological applications of the second law of thermodynamics

These iconoclastic and witty essays are about what happens when scientists jump on band-wagons. Tony Rothman applies creative skepticism to contemporary fashions in science, including the "standard model" Big Bang theory, geodesic domes, the concept of nuclear winter, and sociological applications of the second law of thermodynamics. "Rothman proves himself an excellent communicator... I am grateful to him for he has enlarged my vision, increased my understanding, and made me more aware of the beauty of the patterns and connections of all the world."--Dick Kovan, New Scientist "These six delightful essays address and substantiate the sociological underpinnings of the scientific enterprise... I highly recommend this volume of excellent essays that remind us all of the `folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truth, and oneself for an oracle...'"--Dennis W. Cheek, Science Books & Films

Originally published in 1989.

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Dagdardana
I bought this book for the chapter on geodesic domes, which was interesting but disappointing in its depth. "Geodesic Math and How to Use it" by Hugh Kenner is much more thorough.

I took to reading the book cover to cover and found that the interest builds through the book. The first chapters are on cosmology. The chapter on "nuclear winter" is spectacular, a good example of how the scientific community tends to jump on band wagons. Read it, and make up your own mind.
Hbr
He's very smart but the book is mostly boring.
Science a la Mode: Physical Fashions and Fictions ebook
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Tony Rothman
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