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Facing Up

Science and Its Cultural Adversaries

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$37.00 • £29.95 • €33.50

ISBN 9780674011205

Publication Date: 04/30/2003

Short

306 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 halftone

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Steven Weinberg won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his theory unifying two forces of nature, laying the foundation for the Standard Model of subatomic physics. His other awards include the National Medal of Science and eighteen honorary degrees. Among Weinberg’s books are the classic The First Three Minutes and To Explain the World. He is a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books and teaches at the University of Texas.

Awards & Accolades

  • Steven Weinberg Is Winner of the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics
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