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Quark & the Jaguar: Adventures in the Simple and the Complex

By: M Gell-Mann

Sphere Books

Paperback | Dec 1995 | #48384 | ISBN: 0349106495
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Hardback | Dec 1994 | #35349 | ISBN: 0316907413
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A wide-ranging look at the world view of this leading quantum-physicist, who advocates the study of complexity as a way of getting a handle on the world. The book contains important, and relative to our normal literature, unusual, chapters on biological evolution, sustainability and biodiversity.

'Reports from the cutting edge, presented with eloquence and style . it gives the dizzying sense that science is poised on the brink of a new world of discovery - a world stranger and still more beautiful than anything imagined yet' - F.T. ' Every once in a while a physicist, with a gift for writing and an empathy for the non- scientific mind, reports back like an anthropologist from Mars. Gell- Mann has written such a book' - SPECTATOR


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Biography

Murray Gell-Mann, Professor Emeritus of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology, was awarded the 1969 Nobel Prize in Physics. In 1984 he helped establish the Santa Fe Institute, where he now works.

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