A collection of essays by the popular science columnist for the Los Angeles Times reports on the most recent discoveries in physics, cosmology, mathematics, astronomy, and more to reveal the complex nature of the universe and how it is tied to art, politics, and humanity. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
<div>The universe comes down to earth in K. C. Cole's Mind Over Matter, a fresh and witty exploration of physics, cosmology, mathematics, astronomy, and more. Like no other science writer, Cole demystifies scientific concepts and humanizes the people who study them. Beginning with a discussion of how "the mind creates reality as well as muddles it," she then peeks into the stories behind science's great minds and into their playful side, and concludes by illuminating the relationship between science and society. Cole's remarkable work brings science to the reader's doorstep, revealing the universe to be elegant, intriguing, and relevant to politics, art, and every dimension of human life. <br></div>