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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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Obras por Philip Ball

The Water Kingdom (2016) 106 exemplares
The Sun and Moon Corrupted (2008) 18 exemplares
Cuántica (2018) 10 exemplares
Active Shooter Survival Manual (2015) 3 exemplares

Associated Works

The New Science of Strong Materials or Why You Don't Fall through the Floor (1968) — Introdução, algumas edições386 exemplares
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2019 (2020) — Contribuidor — 104 exemplares
The Public Domain Review: Selected Essays, Vol. IV — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Time unwrapped : kings place : programme 2018 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1962
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK
País (no mapa)
England, UK
Locais de residência
London, England, UK
Educação
University of Oxford
University of Bristol
Ocupações
science writer
Organizações
Nature (editor)

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Had trouble getting into this one. I guess I don't buy interpretations that aren't deeply rooted in the text itself. Making claims like "Actually, Batman was gay!" is easy and fun, I guess, and you can use that as a jumping-off point for even more speculation. But in the end it feels like a parlor trick, making those kinds of extended arguments without much, if any, textual evidence to support you. "How long can I keep this up, how far can I take this?" Reminds me too much of college Lit. essays with a weak thesis and 35 pages to fill.… (mais)
 
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adamhindman | 5 outras críticas | May 1, 2024 |
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 | 10 outras críticas | 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. | 2 outras críticas | 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 crítica | Aug 16, 2022 |

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Obras
39
Also by
5
Membros
5,153
Popularidade
#4,827
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
95
ISBN
212
Línguas
14
Marcado como favorito
6

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