On Being: A scientists exploration of the great questions of existence

Paperback | October 3, 2012

byPeter Atkins

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In this scientific "Credo", Peter Atkins considers the universal questions of origins, endings, birth, and death to which religions have claimed answers. With his usual economy, wit, and elegance, unswerving before awkward realities, Atkins presents what science has to say. While acknowledgingthe comfort some find in belief, he declares his own faith in science's capacity to reveal the deepest truths.

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In this scientific "Credo", Peter Atkins considers the universal questions of origins, endings, birth, and death to which religions have claimed answers. With his usual economy, wit, and elegance, unswerving before awkward realities, Atkins presents what science has to say. While acknowledgingthe comfort some find in belief, he declare...

Peter Atkins is Fellow of Lincoln College, University of Oxford. He is the author of almost 60 books, which include the world-renowned textbook Physical Chemistry (published in its ninth edition in November 2009). His other textbooks include Inorganic Chemistry: Chemical Principles and Molecular Quantum Mechanics. He has also written a...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.68 inPublished:October 3, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Prologue1. Creation2. Evolution3. Birth4. Death5. EndingEpilogue

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