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The Mystery of Things by [Grayling, A.C.]
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Here, diverting and diverse as ever, is another platter of intellectual not so dim sum from a master chef... Grayling has three gifts. He roams far beyond his philosophical brief. He is wonderfully prolific. And he writes with a wry, crafted simplicity. - OBSERVER - Peter Preston

These essays on science, the arts and history examine what they offer to our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. - NEW SCIENTIST

You could do far worse than spend an evening or three in the company of this book. Like good conversation, it engages you in a flow of topics without ever pausing long enough to bore. The essays and reviews are succinct, informative and always reasonable... The order of essays parallels the order of evenings and guests - arts, history, science - and with a similar purpose in mind. That purpose is enlightenment. Ignorance must be banished... The aim is laudable.'' - THE INDEPENDENT - Lisa Appignanesi

This informative, witty collection of essays and reviews is loosely tied together by the idea that reflecting on the inner nature of things, the personal aspect of philosophy, happens most readily in the areas of the arts, history and science. As ever, Grayling, is worth reading, partly for the sheer weight of knowledge he brings to bear... Grayling's is clearly a more intelligent book than 99 per cent of others... A smashing bedside companion. -

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The new bestseller from A.C. Grayling

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 647 KB
  • Print Length: 244 pages
  • Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson; New Ed edition (9 December 2010)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753820196
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753820193
  • ASIN: B004H4XAW0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #517,561 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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