Failure: Why Science Is so Successful, Stuart Firestein
  • List: $24.95  |  Sale: $17.47
    Club: $12.47
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Failure: Why Science Is so Successful

Author: Stuart Firestein

Narrator: Stephen Paul Aulridge, Jr.

Unabridged: 6 hr 11 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Wetware Media

Published: 03/07/2016

Genre: Science - Philosophy & Social Aspects

Synopsis

The general public has a glorified view of the pursuit of scientific research. However, the idealized perception of science as a rule-based, methodical system for accumulating facts could not be further from the truth. Modern science involves the idiosyncratic, often bumbling search for understanding in uncharted territories, full of wrong turns, false findings, and the occasional remarkable success. In his sequel to Ignorance (Oxford University Press, 2012), Stuart Firestein shows us that the scientific enterprise is riddled with mistakes and errors - and that this is a good thing! Failure: Why Science Is So Successful delves into the origins of scientific research as a process that relies upon trial and error, one which inevitably results in a hefty dose of failure. In fact, scientists throughout history have relied on failure to guide their research, viewing mistakes as a necessary part of the process. Citing both historical and contemporary examples, Firestein strips away the distorted view of science as infallible to provide the public with a rare, inside glimpse of the messy realities of the scientific process. An insider's view of how science is actually carried out, this book will delight anyone with an interest in science, from aspiring scientists to curious general listeners. Accessible and entertaining, Failure illuminates the greatest and most productive adventure of human history, with all the missteps along the way.

Recommended

Why Science Does Not Disprove God, Amir Aczel
Why Science Does Not Disprove God
by Amir Aczel

List: $18.99

Sale: $13.29

Club: $9.49

Narrator: Grover Gardner
Published: 04/15/2014

The Sentient Machine The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence, Amir Husain
The Sentient Machine
by Amir Husain

List: $17.99

Sale: $12.59

Club: $8.99

Narrator: Simon Jones
Published: 11/21/2017

Free Will, Sam Harris
Free Will
by Sam Harris

List: $9.95

Sale: $6.96

Club: $4.97

Narrator: Sam Harris
Published: 03/06/2012

Waking Up A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion, Sam Harris
Waking Up
by Sam Harris

List: $17.99

Sale: $12.59

Club: $8.99

Narrator: Sam Harris
Published: 09/09/2014

Scatter, Adapt, and Remember How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction, Annalee Newitz
Scatter, Adapt, and Remember
by Annalee Newitz

List: $22.50

Sale: $15.75

Club: $11.25

Narrator: Kimberly Farr
Published: 05/14/2013

50 Philosophy Classics Thinking, Being, Acting, Seeing, Profound Insights and Powerful Thinking from Fifty Key Books, Tom Butler-Bowdon
50 Philosophy Classics
by Tom Butler-Bowdon

List: $39.98

Sale: $27.98

Club: $19.98

Narrator: Sean Pratt
Published: 05/28/2013

The Demon-Haunted World Science as a Candle in the Dark, Carl Sagan
The Demon-Haunted World
by Carl Sagan

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Cary Elwes
Published: 05/30/2017

Everything All at Once How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap into Radical Curiosity and Solve Any Problem, Bill Nye
Everything All at Once
by Bill Nye

List: $24.99

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Bill Nye
Published: 07/11/2017

The Meaning of Human Existence, Edward O. Wilson
The Meaning of Human Existence
by Edward O. Wilson

List: $15.99

Sale: $11.20

Club: $7.99

Narrator: Jonathan Hogan
Published: 10/06/2014
{"id":"1476073","ean":"9770000000014","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Failure: Why Science Is so Successful","subtitle":"Why Science Is so Successful","author":"Stuart Firestein","rating_average":"0","narrator":"Stephen Paul Aulridge, Jr.","ubr_id":"1476073","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"24.95","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"14.97","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Stephen Paul Aulridge, Jr.","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 6 hr","abr_length":"Abridged: "}