By Steven Weinberg
After "Facing Up: technological know-how and Its Cultural Adversaries", overlaying the interval 1987-2000, this can be the second one compilation of Steven Weinberg's basic essays, masking the interval 2000-2008.
Just as Henry David Thoreau “traveled greatly in Concord,” Nobel Prize–winning physicist Steven Weinberg sees a lot of the area from the window of his examine overlooking Lake Austin. In Lake perspectives Weinberg, thought of through many to be the preeminent theoretical physicist alive this day, maintains the wide-ranging reflections that experience additionally earned him a name as, within the phrases of latest York instances reporter James Glanz, “a robust author of prose that may illuminate—and sting.”
This assortment provides Weinberg’s perspectives on themes starting from difficulties of cosmology to diversified international issues—military, political, and spiritual. while he strikes past the boundaries of technology, each one essay displays his adventure as a theoretical physicist. And as within the celebrated dealing with Up, the essays convey a point of view that's rationalist, reductionist, realist, and secular. a brand new creation precedes each one essay, explaining the way it got here to be written and bringing it modern the place necessary.
As an essayist, Weinberg insists on seeing issues as they're, with no depression and with strong humor. bound to impress his readers—postmodern cultural critics, fans for manned area flight or missile safety, monetary conservatives, sociologists of technological know-how, anti-Zionists, and non secular zealots—this ebook still deals the excitement of a sustained come across with essentially the most attention-grabbing clinical minds of our time.