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Convergence: The Deepest Idea in the Universe Hardcover – 1 August 2016

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‘Anyone interested in science will enjoy this fascinating, fast-paced, intellectual journey through the history of scientific ideas. Watson masterfully weaves the concept of convergence through covering an astonishing breadth of scientific and cultural domains.’

  -- Mario Livio, astrophysicist, author of Brilliant Blunders and Why

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Peter Watson is an intellectual historian, journalist, and the author of thirteen books, including Convergence; Ideas: A History; The Age of Atheists; The German Genius; The Medici Conspiracy; and The Great Divide. He has written for The Sunday Times, The New York Times, the Observer, and the Spectator. He lives in London.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Simon & Schuster UK; UK ed. edition (1 August 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 576 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1471129004
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1471129001
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.4 x 4.8 x 24.1 cm
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Peter Watson is the author of War on the Mind, Wisdom and Strength, The Caravaggio Conspiracy, Ideas, and The German Genius. Educated at the universities of Durham, London, and Rome, he has written for the Sunday Times, the Times, the New York Times, the Observer, and the Spectator. He lives in London.

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The Paperback quality is not so good. When I got the book, it seemed like it was kept in dusty racks.

But I wouldn't want to ruin the review of the book just for its outer looks. Because what's inside, is the most fascinating book ever. A must read to a Science student.... There's everything, from Mathematics to Biology, and how all these ideas which seemed unrelated actually make a lot of sense when studied together.... I'm glad I ordered it....
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