AN IMAGINED WORLD : A STORY OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY

AN IMAGINED WORLD : A STORY OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY

By: Goodfield, June

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An Imagined World follows the scientific research of Anna Britt as she expl ores the connections between cancer and iron (among many other things). Jun e Goodfield, a philosopher of science, weaves together all the bits and pie ces of science - the euphoria of insight, the dynamics of an international laboratory, the problem of obtaining funding, the need for exact experiment s and an open mind - and creates a mystery that is both suspenseful and com prehensible. Those without a scientific background will need real concentra tion when it comes to the discussions of Anna Britt's research, but June Go odfield makes sure the technical aspects of the work are both fully explain ed and well-paced, interspersing scientific explanations with explorations of interpersonal relationships and biographical information. A particularly beautiful addition is Anna Britt's own poetic discussions of her work. Des cribing the feeling of being alone with her idea, knowing she is one of few who truly understand and believe it, she comments, "It's like walking lite rally into one of those landscapes of Dali; where the clocks just drip like hanging linen so that you don't even feel the touch of the wind. Everythin g is still: time is still, the landscape is still; and one feels very alone ." In the end, this is a story about people and a process. Through June Goo dfield's commentary and Anna Britt's interpretations, science becomes somet hing that is electrifying, consuming, beautiful - and ultimately lonely: "L ove is light, warmth and comfort. Understanding is just light." --.

Title: AN IMAGINED WORLD : A STORY OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY

Author Name: Goodfield, June

Categories: General Science,

Publisher: Penguin: 1982

ISBN Number: 0140062041

ISBN Number 13: 9780140062045

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000004043