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    Description'What is a self, and how can a self come out of inaminate matter?' This is the riddle that drove Hofstadter to write this extraordinary book. Linking together the music of J.S. Bach, the graphic art of Escher and the mathematical theorems of Godel, as well as ideas drawn from logic, biology, psychology, physics and linguistics, Douglas Hofstadter illuminates one of the greatest mysteries of modern science: the nature of human thought processes. 'Every few decades an unknown author brings outa book of such depth, clarity, range, wit, beauty and originality that it is recognized at once as a major literary event. This is such a work' - Martin Gardner.


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    Title
    Godel, Escher, Bach
    Subtitle
    An Eternal Golden Braid
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Douglas R. Hofstadter
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 832
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 1,208 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140289206
    ISBN 10: 0140289208
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.9
    BIC subject category V2: JMR
    Libri: B-560
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17400
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JMA
    DC21: 153.4
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MAT000000
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JMR, JMA
    Edition statement
    20th Anniversary ed
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 December 2000
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Douglas Hofstadter is professor of computer science and cognitive science at Indiana University. GODEL, ESCHER, BACH won the 1980 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction.