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Physics on the fringe: smoke rings, circlons, and alternative theories of everything

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"...For the past fifteen years, acclaimed science writer Margaret Wertheim has been collecting the works of Jim Carter and other mavericks and outsiders who invent alternate theories of the universe. By considering the motivations behind their do-it-yourself theories and homemade experiments, Wertheim raises the question of what role an amateur can play in relationship to science. Deeply human, literally fantastical, infused with wit and humor, Physics on the Fringe challenges our conception of what science is, how it works, and who it is for."--Provided by publisher.
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subject_facetGrand unified theories (Nuclear physics)
Mathematical physics
Physics
title_displayPhysics on the fringe : smoke rings, circlons, and alternative theories of everything
title_fullPhysics on the Fringe Smoke Rings, Circlons, and Alternative Theories of Everything
Physics on the fringe : smoke rings, circlons, and alternative theories of everything / by Margaret Wertheim
title_shortPhysics on the fringe
title_subsmoke rings, circlons, and alternative theories of everything
topic_facetGrand unified theories (Nuclear physics)
History
Mathematical physics
Nonfiction
Physics
Science