ISBN-10:
9812832602
ISBN-13:
9789812832603
Pub. Date:
11/30/2008
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
The Rainbow and the Worm : The Physics of Organisms / Edition 3

The Rainbow and the Worm : The Physics of Organisms / Edition 3

by Mae-wan HoMae-wan Ho
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Overview

This highly unusual book began as a serious inquiry into Schrödinger's question, “What is life?”, and as a celebration of life itself. It takes the reader on a voyage of discovery 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 into “the poetry and meaning of being alive.”

This much-enlarged third edition includes new findings on the central role of biological water in organizing living processes; it also completes the author's novel theory of the organism and its applications in ecology, physiology and brain science.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789812832603
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/30/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 408
Sales rank: 602,712
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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