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The Quark And The Jaguar By Murray Gell-Mann

The Quark And The Jaguar
by Murray Gell-Mann

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A dazzingly written guide to the basic laws of physics and their connections to the natural world.
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The Quark And The Jaguar Summary


The Quark And The Jaguar: Adventures in the Simple and the Complex by Murray Gell-Mann

This book is about how the wonderful diversity of the universe can arise out of a set of fairly simple basic laws. It is written by an expert in both the fundamental laws and the complex structures that they can produce.' Stephen Hawking's acclaim of Murray Gell-Mann's literary debut is typical of the reception the book received on first publication in 1994.

From one of the twentieth century's greatest scientists comes this unique, highly personal vision of the connections between the basic laws of physics and the complexity and diversity of the natural world. THE QUARK AND THE JAGUAR - the simple and the complex - is an irresistibly engaging and rewarding introduction to the life's work of physicist, polymath and Nobel Laureate Murray Gell-Mann.

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The Quark And The Jaguar Reviews


All in all, this is a wonderfully heady experience. It is not particle physics made easy; it is an insight into the mind of an idealist and theorist - and polymath - whose company it is a pleasure to share. * KIRKUS REVIEWS *

About Murray Gell-Mann


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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GOR001412641
The Quark And The Jaguar: Adventures in the Simple and the Complex by Murray Gell-Mann
Murray Gell-Mann
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
1995-09-07
416
0349106495
9780349106496
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