Item #13222 The Rainbow and the Worm: The Physics of Organisms (3rd Edition). Mae-Wan Ho.

The Rainbow and the Worm: The Physics of Organisms (3rd Edition)

Hackensack: World Scientific, 2013.

Paperback. 9" X 6". xxvii, 380pp. Very mild shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of paper wraps. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound.

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.(Publisher). Very good. Item #13222
ISBN: 9789812832603

Price: $25.00

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