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View Diary: Books That Changed My Life--Which book was so far over your head you almost didn’t come up? (254 comments)

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  •  Physics (3+ / 0-)
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    Brecht, sewaneepat, Arctic Belle

    The full title is The Dancing Wu Li Masters : An Overview of the New Physics written by Gary Zukav.

    If you're old enough, you may remember the physicist who appeared on Johnny Carson a few times. He would strip to the waist, lay a board full of long spikey nails pointed side down across his chest then have Carson stand on it.  That was Jearl Walker.  He was actually just a humble guy who worked at the local state university. He was such a pleasant man. Students loved him. It often took a few tries to get into Flying Circus because more people wanted it than those hoping for an easy A in rocks for jocks.

    Peace.

    •  Mr. Wizard, right? (0+ / 0-)

      Although he was before my time, he wrote the error analysis textbook we used in sophomore physics lab. It's one of the most useful textbooks I own. (I attend that state university, by the way.)

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