“Probably the Most Important Book for the Coming Scientific Revolution”
Now in its Third Edition
First Edition 1993
Second Edition 1998, reprinted 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006
This highly unusual, widely acclaimed book began as a serious enquiry into quantum physicist Erwin Schrõdinger's question, “What is life”, and as a celebration of life itself. It takes you through many areas of contemporary physics, from non-equilibrium thermodynamics and quantum optics to liquid crystals and fractals, all necessary for illuminating the problem of life. In the process, the reader is treated to a rare and exquisite view of the organism, gaining novel insights not only into the physics, but also “the poetry and meaning of being alive.”
This much enlarged third edition includes new findings on the central role of biological water in organising living processes, and also completes the author's theory of the organism and its applications in ecology, physiology and brain science.
Article first published 08/08/08
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