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The Rainbow and the Worm: The Physics of Organisms

By: Mae-Wan Ho

282 pages, Figs

World Scientific Publishing

Paperback | Oct 1998 | Edition: 2 | #88572 | ISBN: 9810234279
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Hardback | Sep 1998 | Edition: 2 | #88571 | ISBN: 9810234260
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About this book

A celebration of life, through the eyes of a physicist, in the tradition of Schrödinger.


Contents

What is it to be alive?; do organisms contravene the second law?; can the second law cope with organized complexity?; energy flow and living cycles; how to catch a falling electron; the seventy-three octaves of nature's music; the coherent excitation of the body electric; how coherent is the organism?; life is all the colours of the rainbow in a worm; quantum entanglement and coherence; the ignorance of the external observer; time and freewill.

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