A wide-ranging tour of the field, from its beginnings in nuclear physics to the discovery of quarks to present-day research into string theory, the mystery of antimatter, and the search for the elusive God particle.
A guide to the state of consciousness studies. It presents the history of the philosophical relation between mind and matter, and covers the scientific attempts to explain consciousness in terms of neural mechanisms, cerebral computation and quantum mechanics. It also introduces readers to zombies, ghosts in machines and Schrodinger's cat.
This groundbreaking book demonstrates that between the results of the 1976 Viking I lander and the latest scientific discoveries - from fertile Martian soil to microbe-ridden meteorites - there is a powerful case for life on the Red Planet and beyond.
Quantum theory confronts us with bizarre paradoxes which contradict the logic of classical physics. This book takes us on a step-by-step tour with the key figures, including Planck, Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg and Schrodinger.