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.
PRAISE FOR THE UNIVERSE AND THE TEACUP
"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>