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By Leslie Dick (contributor), Marion Endt-jones (contributor), Donna Haraway (foreword by), Christine Wertheim (editor) and Margaret Wertheim (editor)

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9780977962235 | Distributed Art Pub Inc, June 26, 2015, cover price $45.00

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For the past fifteen years, acclaimed science writer Margaret Wertheim has been collecting the works of "outsider physicists," many without formal training and all convinced that they have found true alternative theories of the universe. Jim Carter, the Einstein of outsiders, has developed his own complete theory of matter and energy and gravity that he demonstrates with experiments in his backyard,-with garbage cans and a disco fog machine he makes smoke rings to test his ideas about atoms. Captivated by the imaginative power of his theories and his resolutely DIY attitude, Wertheim has been following Carter's progress for the past decade.Centuries ago, natural philosophers puzzled out the laws of nature using the tools of observation and experimentation. Today, theoretical physics has become mathematically inscrutable, accessible only to an elite few. In rejecting this abstraction, outsider theorists insist that nature speaks a language we can all understand. Through a profoundly human profile of Jim Carter, Wertheim's exploration of the bizarre world of fringe physics challenges our conception of what science is, how it works, and who it is for.

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9780802715135 | Walker & Co, October 25, 2011, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: For the past fifteen years, acclaimed science writer Margaret Wertheim has been collecting the works of "outsider physicists," many without formal training and all convinced that they have found true alternative theories of the universe.

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9780802778727 | Reprint edition (Walker & Co, February 26, 2013), cover price $17.00

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Product Description: Looming large in both geological fact and sociocultural significance, mountains promise grandeur, picturesque natural beauty, good health and the chance to literally rise above the everyday--yet they also menace our imaginations with their harsh conditions, dangerous terrain and deep sense of isolation...read more
By Jeffery Kastner (contributor), Sina Najafi (editor), Christopher Turner (contributor) and Margaret Wertheim (contributor)

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9781932698237 | Cabinet, October 1, 2007, cover price $10.00 | About this edition: Looming large in both geological fact and sociocultural significance, mountains promise grandeur, picturesque natural beauty, good health and the chance to literally rise above the everyday--yet they also menace our imaginations with their harsh conditions, dangerous terrain and deep sense of isolation.

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Product Description: Cyberspace may seem an unlikely gateway for the soul. But as science commentator Margaret Wertheim argues in this "marvelously provocative" (Kirkus Reviews) book, cyberspace has in recent years become a repository for immense spiritual yearning...read more

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9780868247441 | Transworld Pub, August 1, 2000, cover price $17.50 | About this edition: Cyberspace may seem an unlikely gateway for the soul.
9780393046946, titled "The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace: A History of Space from Dante to the Internet" | W W Norton & Co Inc, April 1, 1999, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The author of Pythagoras' Trousers explores the changing concepts of both physical space and spiritual space from the Middle Ages to the present day.

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9780393320534 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, May 1, 2000), cover price $21.95 | also contains The Transformation of Academic Health Centers: Meeting the Challenges of Healthcare’s Changing Landscape | About this edition: In a masterful analysis of the geography of space, the author of Pythagoras' Trousers explores the changing concepts of both physical space and spiritual space from the Middle Ages to the present day.

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A sociological history of physics, from ancient Greece up to the present, argues that the exclusion of women from the scientific community has meant that modern advances in physics reflect a male perspective. 17,500 first printing.

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9780812922004 | 1 edition (Times Books, August 1, 1995), cover price $23.00 | About this edition: Presents a social and cultural history of physics and argues that the under-representation of women in the field is linked to the religious origins of the science

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Product Description: A spirited look at the relationship between physics and religion―and the implications for both sexes. Here is a fresh, astute social and cultural history of physics, from ancient Greece to our own time. From its inception, Margaret Wertheim shows, physics has been an overwhelmingly male-dominated activity; she argues that gender inequity in physics is a result of the religious origins of the enterprise...read more

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9780393317244 | W W Norton & Co Inc, September 1, 1997, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: A spirited look at the relationship between physics and religion―and the implications for both sexes.

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