The Rainbow and the Worm

The Rainbow and the Worm : The Physics of Organisms

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This highly unusual book began as a serious inquiry into Schrodinger'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.

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  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 154 x 228 x 18mm | 598.74g
  • World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
  • SingaporeSingapore
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • colour illustrations
  • 9812832602
  • 9789812832603
  • 185,180

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