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This Explains Everything - John Brockman

This Explains Everything

Author John Brockman

  • Published: 2013-01-22
  • Category: Science & Nature


In This Explains Everything, John Brockman, founder and publisher of, asked experts in numerous fields and disciplines to come up with their favorite explanations for everyday occurrences. Why do we recognize patterns? Is there such a thing as positive stress? Are we genetically programmed to be in conflict with each other? Those are just some of the 150 questions that the world's best scientific minds answer with elegant simplicity.

With contributions from Jared Diamond, Richard Dawkins, Nassim Taleb, Brian Eno, Steven Pinker, and more, everything is explained in fun, uncomplicated terms that make the most complex concepts easy to comprehend.

Top Customer Reviews

  • This does not explain everything

    From luxeoserenity
    Sure, there were moments of insight, but for the most part the book lacked focus and depth. From one idea to the next, nothing was explored to the breadth and scope necessary to fully understand the concept. I felt that it was book of analogies and history than a book about scientific ideas. It was boring; the book was not my cup of tea.