Overlook Press

Skip to Main Content »

Search Site

You're currently on:

At the Edge of Uncertainty

More Views

At the Edge of Uncertainty

Michael Brooks

Available at:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound

Be the first to review this product


ISBN 13: 978-1-4683-1059-7
Trim Size: 5 3/8 x 8 1/2

Product Description

The atom. The Big Bang. DNA. Natural selection. All are ideas that have revolutionized science—and all were dismissed out of hand when they first appeared. The surprises haven’t stopped in recent years, and in At the Edge of Uncertainty, bestselling author Michael Brooks investigates the new wave of radical insights that are shaping the future of scientific discovery.

Brooks takes us to the extreme frontiers of what we understand about the world. He journeys from the observations that might rewrite our story of how the cosmos came to be, through the novel biology behind our will to live, and on to the physiological root of consciousness. Along the way, he examines how it’s time to redress the gender imbalance in clinical trials, explores how merging humans with other species might provide a solution to the shortage of organ donors, and finds out whether the universe really is like a computer or if the flow of time is a mere illusion.

Praise for Free Radicals:

“An exuberant tour through the world of scientists behaving badly.” —The New York Times

“Fascinating . . . Free Radicals reminds readers that scientific advances sometimes require creativity and vision.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer

Michael Brooks, who holds a PhD in quantum physics, is the author of Free Radicals and 13 Things that Don’t Make Sense. He is a consultant at New Scientist, a weekly magazine with over three million readers worldwide, and has a biweekly column for New Statesman. His writing has also appeared in the Guardian, the Observer, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Playboy. He has lectured at New York University, the American Museum of Natural History, and Cambridge University.

You may also be interested in the following product(s)

Free Radicals

Free Radicals

Product Tags

Add Your Tags:
Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.
Download our catalogs
Winter 2019
Fall 2018
Summer 2018
Winter 2018
PG Wodehouse