Mind Over Matter: Conversations with the Cosmos (Hardcover)

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K. C. Cole, the Los Angeles Times science writer and columnist, always has a fresh take on cutting-edge scientific discoveries, which she makes both understandable and very human. Reporting on physics, cosmology, mathematics, astronomy, and more, Cole's essays, culled from her popular Mind Over Matter columns, reveal the universe as simple, constant, and complex--and wholly relevant to politics, art, and every dimension of human life.

About the Author

A popular science columnist for the "Los Angeles Times" and a teacher at UCLA, K. C. Cole is a recipient of the 1995 American Institute of Physics Award for Best Science Writing. She lives in Santa Monica, California.

Praise For…


"Cole's beguiling and lucid book provides fresh insights into the crucial role that mathematics plays in science. . . . With lighthearted wit, she makes clear how numbers alone can explain so much but never all."--San Francisco Chronicle

“Even the most confirmed mathophobe should find it an easy read, and possibly even a fascinating one."--The Boston Globe

"An absolute delight. Belongs on the bedside bookshelf of every science enthusiast."<br>

Product Details
ISBN: 9780151008162
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: April 1st, 2003
Pages: 336