By Bill Green
“This really good clinical memoir captures the romance and sweetness of study in exact poetic prose that's as beautiful and evocative as something written by means of Rilke, painted by means of Seurat, or performed through Casals." —Mary Doria Russell, writer of document and The Sparrow
“A radiant love letter to technology from a scientist with a poet's soul . . . eco-friendly is a phenomenal author, and his fierce concentration and mastery of fashion are corresponding to the biologist and essayist Lewis Thomas." —Kirkus Reviews
In Boltzmann's Tomb, invoice eco-friendly interweaves the tale of his personal lifelong evolution as a scientist, and his paintings within the Antarctic, with a travelogue that could be a own and common background of technological know-how. Like Richard Holmes' The Age of Wonder—this e-book serves as a wonderful creation to the good figures of technology. besides lyrical meditations at the tragic lifetime of Galileo, the wildly eccentric Tycho Brahe, and the visionary Sir Isaac Newton, Green's ruminations go back all through to the lesser-known determine of Ludwig Boltzmann. utilizing Boltzmann's theories of randomness and entropy as a bigger metaphor for the unpredictable paths that our lives take, eco-friendly indicates us that technological know-how, like artwork, is a lived adventure.
Bill eco-friendly is a geochemist and professor emeritus at Miami collage in Oxford, Ohio. he's additionally the writer of Water, Ice & Stone: technological know-how and reminiscence at the Antarctic Lakes which got the yankee Museum of common History's John Burroughs Award for Nature Writing, was once a finalist for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award, and used to be excerpted within the Ends of the Earth: An Anthology of the best Writing at the Arctic and the Antarctic, edited via Elizabeth Kolbert.
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