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The Scientific Sublime: Popular Science Unravels the Mysteries of the Universe

Alan G. Gross

Abstract

The sublime evokes our awe, our terror, and our wonder. Applied first in ancient Greece to the heights of literary expression, in the 18th-century the sublime was extended to nature and to the sciences, enterprises that viewed the natural world as a manifestation of God's goodness, power, and wisdom. In The Scientific Sublime, Alan Gross reveals the modern-day sublime in popular science. He shows how the great popular scientists of our time--Richard Feynman, Stephen Hawking, Steven Weinberg, Brian Greene, Lisa Randall, Rachel Carson, Stephen Jay Gould, Steven Pinker, Richard Dawkins, and E. O ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190637774
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190637774.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan G. Gross, author