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Philip Ball

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Tuesday, June 4 2013

Insects, Sparkly Rocks, You Name It: 'Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything'

Yesterday’s luminary minds weren’t always scientific, but they were almost always curious.


Sunday, October 10 2010

'The Music Instinct': Uncovering the Properties of 'Organized Sound'

Ball is more concerned with discerning general scientific laws of music than with providing a sense of how people consume music, or why we are even compelled to make music.


Tuesday, May 21 2002

Bright Earth: Art and the Invention of Color by Philip Ball

It's a thick work full of tangents and an occasional jangle of jargon that pops up like a current of cold water.


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