A Question of Physics: Conversations in Physics and Biology

January 1, 2014|
A Question of Physics: Conversations in Physics and Biology by Paul Buckley
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This book contains interviews with physicists, biologists, and chemists who have been involved in some of the most exciting discoveries in modern scientific thought. The conversations--with Bohm, Pattee, Penrose, Rosen, Rosenfeld, Somorjai, Weizs cker, Wheeler, and Nobel prizewinners Heisenberg, Dirac, and Prigogine--explore issues which have shaped modern physics and those which hint at what may form the next scientific revolution.

The discussions range over a set of basic problems in physical theory and their possible solutions--the understanding of space and time, quantum and relativity theories and recent attempts to unite them--and deal with related questions in theoretical biology. The approach is non-technical, with an emphasis on the assumptions of modern science and their implications for understanding the world we live in.

The book, which originated in a highly successful radio series, provides a vivid first-hand account of some of the astounding and perplexing developments in modern science, a rare overview that will intrigue the informed non-scientist and the scientist alike.

Dr Paul Buckley> is a physical chemist with the Science Policy Secretariat.Dr F. David Peat is a physicist, writer, and film-maker.
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Title:A Question of Physics: Conversations in Physics and Biology
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:170 pages, 9.61 X 6.69 X 0.36 in
Shipping dimensions:170 pages, 9.61 X 6.69 X 0.36 in
Published:January 1, 2014
Publisher:University of Toronto Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781442651661

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