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Richard Panek, a Guggenheim fellow in science writing, is the author of The 4 Percent Universe, which received the Science Communication Award from the American Institute of Physics. He is also the coauthor, with Temple Grandin, of the New York Times bestseller The Autistic Brain. He lives in New mostrar mais York City. mostrar menos

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The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum (2013) 774 cópias, 16 resenhas

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It was almost impossible to keep track of all the people and politics in this book, and the author went back in forth in time so often it was hard to tell what was going on at times. Add to that the author not explaining acronyms for various projects and telescopes. Otherwise the science was interesting.
 
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lemontwist | outras 25 resenhas | Sep 4, 2023 |
An interesting discussion about something we don't really know much about.
 
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mykl-s | 1 outra resenha | Apr 16, 2023 |
The problem with a book on dark matter and dark energy is that there really isn't enough known about them to fill a book that would be of interest to an average reader. So, most of the book is filled with biographies of the researchers who helped collect the data the points toward the existence of dark matter and dark energy. There's a lot of clashing personalities and politics, with debates about who is claiming too much credit and who isn't getting the credit they deserve. Some of the biggest questions I had about dark matter are never addressed in the book. (For instance, if dark matter is the predominant form of mass in the universe, why does it seem that our solar system is so unaffected by it on a local scale? We can land probes on Titan without having to adjust for dark matter's influence.) Not a bad book, just not the book I thought I was buying.… (mais)
 
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James_Maxey | outras 25 resenhas | Jun 29, 2020 |

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