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By: Edward Harrison
300 pages, 18 Figs
Brings together fundamental scientific, philosophical, and religious issues in cosmology, raising thought provoking questions about the nature of the universe. '...Harrison has done a marvellous piece of historical research, and the book is filled with gems...He speaks in the language of science about mankind's age-old need to find meaning and order in a seemingly senseless Universe.' James Trefil, New York Times
From reviews of the first edition: 'In an age where philosophers and social scientists are trying to outdo one another in imitating physicists, it's refreshing and perhaps fitting that a physicist should remind them that there are important subjects that can't be approached in this way ! Harrison has done a marvellous piece of historical research, and the book is filled with gems ! He speaks in the language of science about mankind's age-old need to find meaning and order in a seemingly senseless Universe.' James Trefil, New York Times '! a fascinating blend of historical narrative, science popularisation, and philosophical argument.' Robert Romer, American Journal of Physics '! it exposes roots of our perennial search for meaning to our lives, to our world pictures, to our social universes, to the unknown Universe ! It is a book to be read and reread.' Harold Cassidy, American Scientist '! well produced, informative ! reasonably priced and will appeal to anyone of a philosophical turn of mind !'. Astronomy Now
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