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The Quark And The Jaguar: Adventures in the Simple and the Complex

Murray Gell-mann

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Prose: non-fiction, Popular science

A dazzingly written guide to the basic laws of physics and their connections to the natural world.

In "A Brief History of Time" Stephen Hawking described our attempts to formulate the physical laws of the universe. In this work, Nobel Laureate, Gell-Mann, argues that this is only the beginning of what we need to know about our world and ourselves. What if we know those laws What next Seeking a unified theory of all matter, whether it is the structure of galaxies or the moment of creative thought in the human mind, this book defines the underlying unity in such diverse fields as linguistics, archaeology, economics and politics.

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Praise for The Quark And The Jaguar: Adventures in the Simple and the Complex

  • 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

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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.