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From a star theoretical physicist, a journey into the world of particle physics and the cosmos - and a call for a more just practice of science.

In The Disordered Cosmos, Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein shares her love for physics, from the Standard Model of Particle Physics and what lies beyond it, to the physics of melanin in skin, to the latest theories of dark matter - all with a new spin informed by history, politics, and the wisdom of Star Trek

One of the leading physicists of her generation, Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is also one of fewer than 100 Black American women to earn a PhD from a department of physics. Her vision of the cosmos is vibrant, buoyantly nontraditional, and grounded in Black feminist traditions. 

Prescod-Weinstein urges us to recognize how science, like most fields, is rife with racism, sexism, and other dehumanizing systems. She lays out a bold new approach to science and society that begins with the belief that we all have a fundamental right to know and love the night sky. The Disordered Cosmos dreams into existence a world that allows everyone to tap into humanity's wealth of knowledge about the wonders of the universe. 

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©2021 Chanda Prescod-Weinstein (P)2021 Hachette Audio

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  • 05-04-21

Stunning

This book is a stunning dive into the intersectionality of passions. As a queer woman, I felt seen. As an organizer and activist, I felt inspired. As a lover of the cosmos, I felt awed. I think the most poignant thing about this book is how much I FELT, from start to finish. I will be listening again and again.

The travesty is that this phenomenal narrator mispronounced the author's name - "Chanda" is pronounced like the ch in "chair" and "Weinstein" is pronounced like Einstein with a "W" - and almost ironically reminds us how much difficulty minorities have in getting appropriate representation. Hopefully something as simple - yet important - as the author's name name can be updated for accuracy.

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  • 13-05-21

Not what I expected.

I love to listen to science and history. I thought this book was about Dark matter.. It does involve science.. but it should be a biography/black history book.. I feel like it should be as titled as such..

Good book if you want to hear about these things.