Reviews and Quotes
"A very original survey of how biology may be linked to physics
through the concepts of coherence and of coupled processes. Although deeply
serious, the writing has a pleasant touch of gaiety, due to the authors
sense of excitement in the central problem: What constitutes being
K.G. Denbigh, Emeritus Professor of Physical Chemistry, Queen
Elizabeth College, and distinguished author of many books on non-equilibrium
"The layman may not understand half of this book, but he will
understand more than he expects to or may feel he has any right to. The author,
whether discussing quantum en-entanglement or
energy-flow, dynamic order or life as collective
response to weak signals, has the gift of making the reader
P.N. Furbank, Emeritus Professor of English, Open University and
author of many scholarly books and biographies
"..an excellent introduction to the more physically motivated
approaches to understanding biological complexity. And theres not a gel
Douglas B. Kell, Trends in Biochemical Sciences
"It is high time a good book was available to not only teach biologists
some physics, particularly bioenergetics, but make them sit up and think a bit
more deeply about it. This little volume is more readable than other drier and
much weightier books on the subject."
Cell Biology International
"The book is the coming together of many highly exciting ideas of
one that draws on a range of experiment and theory,
and illuminates Hos definition of life as a process of being an
what is life? Mae-Wan Ho presents an interconnected
system of proposals, experimental results and conjectures which go a large way
towards proving an entirely new answer to this question. It is based on
research which is mainstream in its theoretical physical foundations, though
innovatory in some of its techniques. This makes the book highly important, and
if she is right it would be revolutionary."
a fascinating excursion towards and beyond the limits of physical
science fifty year on from Schrödingers classic."
David Llyod, Binary-Computing in Microbiology
a truly stimulating and beautifully written book, full of new
perspectives and researchable ideas."
Ervin Laszlo, author of many books including The Whispering
"..a remarkably eclectic work, joyously written and a joy to read. I
certainly learned a lot from it."
Geoffrey Sewell, Professor of Physics, and author of Quantum
Physics of Collective Phenomena
the author clearly understands the "whys" of the world at a depth
and breadth which no one else approaches
.clinical medicine requires this
kind of insight."
Walter Bortz, MD, author of Dare to be 100
"The book is recommended to all scientists who are interested in
.Fifty years after Schrödingers "What is
Life?", this book is a worthy instalment, since it intensifies the original
matter of Schrödinger."
Fritz-Albert Popp, International Institute of Biophysics,