The Simple Beauty of the Unexpected: A Natural Philosopher’s Quest for Trout and the Meaning of Everything
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Beautifully composed . . . This elegant treatise will inspire readers who relish a philosophical approach to science and travel.
Part memoir, part popular science blog, with interludes of closely guided casting in England, Italy, and Iceland, Gleiser, like many of us, explores angling as a "conduit to the outer world of natural phenomena and the inner world of the self.
--Fly Fishing & Tying Journal
The fly-fishing is naively beautiful. The physics is just beautiful. But the conclusion to the journey of a man so engaged by both-the epiphany-is magnificent and should be shared by us all.
--Jeremy Lucas, European Open fly-fishing champion, author of Presentation Fly-Fishing and The Last Salmon
The Simple Beauty of the Unexpected is an elegantly written, introspective, and thought-provoking meditation on growing up as someone curious about the universe. It’s a wonderful introduction to the human side of science and the scientific side of being human.
--Sean Carroll, author of The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself
MARCELO GLEISER is the Appleton Professor of Natural Philosophy and a professor of physics and astronomy at Dartmouth College. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and a recipient of the Presidential Faculty Fellows Award from the White House and National Science Foundation. He is the author of several books of popular science, including A Tear at the Edge of Creation, The Dancing Universe, and The Island of Knowledge. Gleiser is the cofounder of and a regular contributor to the NPR science blog 13.7 Cosmos and Culture.