What Is Life?: The Physical Aspect of the Living Cell With Mind and Matter & Autobiographical Sketches (Paperback)

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    Nobel laureate Erwin Schrodinger's What is Life? is one of the great science classics of the twentieth century. A distinguished physicist's exploration of the question which lies at the heart of biology, it was written for the layman, but proved one of the spurs to the birth of molecular biology and the subsequent discovery of the structure of DNA. The philosopher Karl Popper hailed it as a 'beautiful and important book' by 'a great man to whom I owe a personal debt for many exciting discussions'. It appears here together with Mind and Matter, his essay investigating a relationship which has eluded and puzzled philosophers since the earliest times. Schrodinger asks what place consciousness occupies in the evolution of life, and what part the state of development of the human mind plays in moral questions. Brought together with these two classics are Schrodinger's autobiographical sketches, published and translated here for the first time. They offer a fascinating fragmentary account of his life as a background to his scientific writings, making this volume a valuable additon to the shelves of scientist and layman alike.

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    ISBN 9781107604667
    Genre SCIENCE / Physics / General
    Format Paperback
    Pages 184
    Publisher Date 2012-03-26 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 8.5 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.62 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Physical Aspect of the Living Cell With Mind and Matter & Autobiographical Sketches
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Schrodinger, Erwin
    Country of Origin United States

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