Fire in the Mind

Paperback $17.95

Vintage | Sep 17, 1996 | 402 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780679740216

  • Paperback$17.95

    Vintage | Sep 17, 1996 | 402 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780679740216

  • Ebook$13.99

    Vintage | Oct 06, 2010 | 400 Pages | ISBN 9780307765444

Table Of Contents

Introduction: Kivas, Moradas, and the Secrets of the Nuclear Age

I. Four Magic Mountains
1. Phaedrus’s Ghosts
2. The Depth of the Atom
3. The Height of the Sky
Tesuque Interlude: The Riddle of the Camel

II. "The Cold, Gray Cave of Abstraction"
4. The Demonology of Information
5. The Undetermined World
6. The Democracy of Measurement
San Ildefonso Interlude: The Mystery of Other minds

III. "A Fever Matter"
7. The Dawn of Recognition
8. The Arrival of the Fittest
9. In Search of Complexity
10. In the Eye of the Beholder
Truchas Interlude: The Leap into the Unknown

Conclusion: The Ruins of Los Alamos

Also by George Johnson

Tastebook
Back to Top