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Published: 02 August 2018

328 Pages


ISBN: 9780190637774

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In The Scientific Sublime, Gross reveals the modern-day sublime in popular science. He shows how the great scientists of our time evoke the sublime in response to fundamental questions: How did the universe begin? How did life?

The Scientific Sublime

Popular Science Unravels the Mysteries of the Universe

Alan G. Gross

  • Proposes a novel theory of the sublime to explain the appeal of popular science
  • Essays on 20th and 21st-century popular science writing, from Rachel Carson to Stephen Hawking
  • Critically reviews Richard Dawkins's "God Delusion", discussing science and religion as two equally significant attempts at understanding the human condition