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About the Author

Philip Ball is a freelance writer who lives in London. He worked for over twenty years as an editor for Nature, writes regularly in the scientific and popular media, and has authored many books on the interactions of the sciences, the arts, and the wider culture, including, most recently, Serving mostrar mais the Reich: The Struggle for the Soul of Physics under Hitler, also published by the University of Chicago Press. mostrar menos

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Séries

Obras de Philip Ball

The Water Kingdom (2016) 107 cópias
The Sun and Moon Corrupted (2008) 18 cópias
Cuántica (2018) 10 cópias

Associated Works

The New Science of Strong Materials or Why You Don't Fall through the Floor (1968) — Introdução, algumas edições386 cópias
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2019 (2020) — Contribuinte — 103 cópias
Time unwrapped : kings place : programme 2018 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1962
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK
País (para mapa)
England, UK
Locais de residência
London, England, UK
Educação
University of Oxford
University of Bristol
Ocupação
science writer
Organizações
Nature (editor)

Membros

Resenhas

Brimful of facts, the book enhances our understanding of colors, color perception and production, drawing and history of art in general. It portrays interesting intertwinement of painting techniques development and 'hardware' available for artists at various points in history.

I found it impossible to read without an Internet access available around. Despite a number of illustrations the author constantly refers (and for good reasons) to a yet greater number of works. Thus it is more rewarding - both estethically and cognitively - to check those paintings to better understand the points made by this brilliant author.… (mais)
 
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Den85 | outras 10 resenhas | Jan 3, 2024 |
Ampio, approfondito e ambizioso. Ball riesce molto bene a informare, analizzare e ipotizzare, in modo diverso - e con difficoltà e astrazione crescente - procedendo dai primi capitoli basati sulla comprensione del linguaggio musicale e della sua armonia verso gli ultimi, dove il cosiddetto linguaggio musicale è esposto in quanto tale a una comparazione con linguaggi più propriamente intesi - in primis quello verbale - che apre a una raccolta di riflessioni illustri che risultano interessanti spesso proprio perché ardite e arbitrarie. In tutto ciò, il filo rosso della musica come istinto attraversa l'intero libro, ponendosi come ulteriore spunto ambizioso che, con tutte le difficoltà interpretative che presenta, non può che affascinare e far apprezzare l'impresa di ricerca e scrittura di Ball.… (mais)
 
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d.v. | outras 2 resenhas | May 16, 2023 |
As to be expected from Philip Ball, a solid book that captures both the science and beauty of chemistry. Highly recommended!

Thanks to MIT Press for access to a digital ARC via NetGalley.
 
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Spencer28 | 1 outra resenha | Aug 16, 2022 |
 
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profpenguin | outras 4 resenhas | May 3, 2022 |

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Obras
38
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Membros
5,125
Popularidade
#4,867
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Resenhas
94
ISBNs
212
Idiomas
14
Favorito
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