sexta-feira, 16 de dezembro de 2011

Livros do ano em C&T, segundo o The Economist

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Books of the Year


"Science and technology
The Quantum Universe: Everything That Can Happen Does Happen. By Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw. Allen Lane; 255 pages; £20. To be published in America in January by Da Capo Press; $25A book that breaks all the rules of popular science-writing, by two of Britain’s best known physicists.
Thinking, Fast and Slow. By Daniel Kahneman. Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 512 pages; $30. Allen Lane; £25The Nobel prize-winning father of behavioural economics and one of the world’s most influential psychologists, Daniel Kahneman shows how we are not at all the paragons of reason that we so often believe ourselves to be.
Global Warming Gridlock: Creating More Effective Strategies for Protecting the Planet. By David Victor. Cambridge University Press; 392 pages; $40 and £25A sophisticated analysis of the effects of global warming which shows that the current approach to the problem of climate change is a mostly ineffective mess and that alternative approaches will be hard and time-consuming to get up and running—but worth it in the end.
The God Species: Saving the Planet in the Age of Humans. By Mark Lynas. National Geographic; 280 pages; $25. Fourth Estate; £14.99A highly readable account of how we came to be living in the Anthropocene age and what we can do about it.
The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood. By James Gleick. Pantheon; 544 pages; $29.95. Fourth Estate; £25A sprawling yet fascinating book by an acclaimed American science writer, “The Information” ranges from biology to particle physics and explores the links between information, communications, data and meaning from earliest times to the present day.
The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World. By David Deutsch. Viking; 487 pages; $30. Allen Lane; £25The long-awaited survey of humanity’s quest for explanation and understanding by an Oxford University quantum physicist who believes that science is as infinite as the human thirst for knowledge.
Revolutions that Made the Earth. By Tim Lenton and Andrew Watson. Oxford University Press; 440 pages; $52.95 and £29.95An analysis of the evolutionary changes that took place on Earth in response to sudden changes in temperature or atmospheric conditions, by two followers of James Lovelock, the father of the popular theory of Gaia, the self-regulating planetary system."
Ilustração (do site da Pinacoteca de SP aqui)
Título da Obra: Leitura, 1892
Data de Aquisição: 1905
Técnicas e Dimensões: óleo sobre tela, 95 X 141
Procedência: Transferência, Museu Paulista

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