A Nobel Prize-winning physicist discusses the science of simplicity and complexity, describing the intricate interrelationships that exist in nature between the simple (a quark in an atom) and the complex (the jaguar prowling its jungle environment). 25,000 first printing.
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The Nobel Prize-winner's story of finding the connections between the basic laws of physics and the diversity of the natural world links such disparate subjects as chimpanzee behavior, avalanche mechanics, superstring theory, and Gilbert and Sullivan.
"A stimulating, provocative, and uncommon cut across compartments of human knowledge that are usually hermetically sealed. It is always a pleasure to see a first-class mind grappling with the greatest mysteries, and at the same time resolutely resisting mysticism." --Carl SaganAbout the Author:
Murray Gell-Mann, Professor Emeritus of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology, was awarded the 1969 Nobel Prize in Physics. In 1984 he helped establish the Santa Fe Institute, where he now works.
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Descripción W. H. Freeman & Co., 1994. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 316907413
Descripción W. H. Freeman & Co., 1994. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0316907413