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The Half-Life of Facts - a book by Arbesman, Samuel

The Half-Life of Facts

Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date

The Half-Life of Facts( )
Author: Arbesman, Samuel
ISBN:978-1-59184-651-2
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint:Current
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $17.00
Book Description:

Facts change all the time and what is known about the world is constantly in flux. There is an order to the state of knowledge, an explanation for how facts are formed. Samuel Arbesman is an expert in the field of scientometrics, literally the science of science. In this book, Arbesman encompasses a wide variety of fields and speeds of change all illustrated with intriguing examples. The Half-Life of Facts is a riveting journey into the counterintuitive fabric of knowledge, offering a...
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Pages:248
Detailed Subjects: Science / Life Sciences / Evolution
Science / Philosophy & Social Aspects
Mathematics / Probability & Statistics / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.4 x 0.7 Inches
Book Weight:0.502 Pounds

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