Thoughtful Gifts for Curious People

The Joy of Science


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Quantum physicist, New York Times bestselling author, and BBC host Jim Al-Khalili reveals how 8 lessons from the heart of science can help you get the most out of life.

Today’s world is unpredictable and full of contradictions, and navigating its complexities while trying to make the best decisions is far from easy. The Joy of Science presents 8 short lessons on how to unlock the clarity, empowerment, and joy of thinking and living a little more scientifically. This brief guide to leading a more rational life invites us to engage with the world as scientists have been trained to do. Discussing the nature of truth and uncertainty, the role of doubt, the pros and cons of simplification, the value of guarding against bias, the importance of evidence-based thinking, and more, Al-Khalili shows how  the scientific method relates to the complicated times we live in and the difficult choices we make - empowering you to think more objectively, see through the fog of preexisting beliefs, and lead a more fulfilling life.

Hardback, 224 pages.
Measures 11.7 x 2 x 18 cm.