Decoding the Universe : How the New Science of Information is Explaining Everything in the Cosmos, from Our Brains to Black Holes
The author of "Zero" explains the scientific revolution that is transforming the way we understand our world Previously the domain of philosophers and linguists, information theory has now moved beyond the province of code breakers to become the crucial science of our time. In "Decoding the Universe," Charles Seife draws on his gift for making cutting-edge science accessible to explain how this new tool is deciphering everything from the purpose of our DNA to the parallel universes of our Byzantine cosmos. The result is an exhilarating adventure that deftly combines cryptology, physics, biology, and mathematics to cast light on the new understanding of the laws that govern life and the universe.
- Paperback | 296 pages
- 132.1 x 193 x 17.8mm | 204.12g
- 01 Feb 2007
- Penguin Books
- New York, NY, United States
- Illustrations, unspecified
About Charles Seife
Charles Seife is the author of five previous books, including "Proofiness" and "Zero, " which won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for first nonfiction and was a "New York Times" notable book. He has written for a wide variety of publications, including "The New York Times, Wired, New Scientist, Science, Scientific American, " and "The Economist." He is a professor of journalism at New York University and lives in New York City.