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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. Smoking has gone from doctor recommended to deadly. We used to think the Earth was the center of the universe and that the brontosaurus was a real dinosaur. In short, what we know about the world is constantly changing. But it turns out there's an explanation for how we know what we know. Samuel Arbesman shows us how knowledge in most fields evolves systematically and predictably, and how this evolution that can have a powerful impact on our lives. Arbesman...
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Pages:256
Detailed Subjects: Mathematics / Probability & Statistics / General
Science / Philosophy & Social Aspects
Science / Life Sciences / Evolution
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.4 x 0.7 Inches
Book Weight:0.506 Pounds

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