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John D. Barrow looks at the relationship between the way our understanding of the universe reflects the ways in which evolution has shaped our brains, and our expression of that understanding in science, maths and art.
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Sir John Barrow (1764-1848), a founder and early president of the Royal Geographical Society, served as Second Secretary to the Admiralty for forty years. He was responsible for promoting polar exploration, and published two books on the subject f...
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Nature Review from previous edition an engaging book ... practically a universal education in both the history of modern science and the history of the Universe ... will be much quoted, much debated and much praised
The Economist a feast: the kind of book which tells you everything you want to know about everything
Timothy Ferris, New York Times Book Review I was infuriated by it, disagreed with it and loved reading it.
Peter Atkins in the speculative and intellectual richness of its pages, this book is probably unsurpassed
TLS a masterly exposition of what seems bound to become one of the most important developments to have taken place in physical science
Sydney Times Intriguing analysis of new scientific thinking.
Europe & Astronomy 1992 unique and wide-ranging book ... The reader is taken on an eclectic study of many scientific disciplines and is presented with a revealing picture of the structure of the physical world solely in terms of its invariant constants. There are also fascinating chapters on the definition and nature of life, the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence and the interpretation of quantum theory in relation to the existence of observers.
..it is consistently diverting and illuminating and indeed, at its best, hard to put down in its communication of the excitement of seeing the world as an exercise in the mathematics of energy. Hugh Lawson-Tancred, The Spectator, on lBetween Inner Space and Outer Space
Barrow is emerging as the Stephen Jay Gould of the mathematical sciences. These fluent and erudite essays should further enhance his reputation. Professor Sir Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal, on Between Inner Space and Outer Space
<br>John Barrow is Professor of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge. Hailed as "the Stephen Jay Gould of the mathematical sciences" (Sir Martin Rees), he is the author of 15 popular science books, including Pi in the Sky, Theories of Everything, The Origin of the Universe, and TheAnthropic Cosmological Principle (with Frank Tipler). He is the winner of the 2006 Templeton Prize.<br>
1. Tales of the unexpected; 2. The impact of evolution; 3. Size, life, and landscape; 4. The heavens and the Earth; 5. The natural history of noise; 6. All's well that ends well