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I'm just curious about this, and have for a while been interested in a good non-fiction about about science that I could read. Thanks.
I didn't know this was a non-fiction book!I think the book that I enjoyed the most when I read it (I was in the ninth grade at the time) was the Andromeda Strain, by Michael Crichton, I started to read it recently (in Italian), and I still like it. Incredibly this almost seems to be current events, with COVID-19 widespread
Incredibly this almost seems to be current events, with COVID-19 widespread
I think it almost qualifies, at least as a fictional account of a real situation. Just don't stare at the flashing light...I didn't know this was a non-fiction book!
As someone who enjoy very much (old) literature, philosophy and classical music I can relate to this book on so many levels, even if I still don't understand much about analytical mechanics ... Maybe I just like the way he writes.The variational principles of mechanics are firmly rooted in the soil of that great century of Liberalism which starts with Descartes and ends with the French Revolution and which has witnessed the lives of Leibniz, Spinoza, Goethe, and Johann Sebastian Bach. It is the only period of cosmic thinking in the entire history of Europe since the time of Greeks. If the author has succeeded in conveying an inking of that cosmic spirit, his effort will be amply rewarded.