25 Women to Read Before You Die
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | August 24, 2015

    Ellen Urbani: IMG Like Every Other Survivor



    I have an uncommon penchant for aligning myself with disaster and death. Tornadoes and wildfires and armed guerrillas have chased me. Riptides... Continue »
    1. $11.17 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

      Landfall

      Ellen Urbani 9780988265776

    spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

What Is Life?: With Mind and Matter and Autobiographical Sketches (Canto Book)

What Is Life?: With Mind and Matter and Autobiographical Sketches (Canto Book) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Nobel laureate Erwin Schrödinger’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 Schrödinger’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.

Synopsis:

Brought together with these two classics of scientific speculation are Erwin Schroedinger's autobiographical sketches, published and translated here for the first time, offering a fragmentary account of his life as a background to the scientific writings.

Synopsis:

Nobel laureate Erwin Schrödinger’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. It appears here together with Mind and Matter, his essay investigating a relationship which has eluded and puzzled philosophers since the earliest times. Schrödinger 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.

Synopsis:

Nobel laureate Erwin Schr??dinger??'s What is Life?, one of the great science classics of the twentieth century appears here together with Mind and Matter.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521427081
Foreword:
Penrose, Roger
Author:
Schrodinger, Erwin
Author:
o
Author:
Erwin, Schrodinger
Author:
Schr
Author:
dinger
Author:
Erwin Schr
Author:
Schrodinger, Roger
Author:
dinger, Erwin
Author:
Schrodinger, E.
Author:
Penrose, Roger
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge ;
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
Gravity
Subject:
Physicists
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Molecular biology
Subject:
Human evolution
Subject:
Biology -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Physicists -- Austria -- Biography.
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Biology--Philosophy Biology--Philosophy
Subject:
Schr
Subject:
odinger, Erwin,--1887-1961
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Nobel laureate Erwin Schr, ö
Series:
Canto Book
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
19920131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 line diagrams
Pages:
194
Dimensions:
8.47x5.30x.56 in. .58 lbs.

Related Subjects

Humanities » Philosophy » General
Reference » Science Reference » General
Science and Mathematics » Biology » General
Science and Mathematics » Physics » General
Science and Mathematics » Physics » General History and Philosophy
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Popular

What Is Life?: With Mind and Matter and Autobiographical Sketches (Canto Book)
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 194 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521427081 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Brought together with these two classics of scientific speculation are Erwin Schroedinger's autobiographical sketches, published and translated here for the first time, offering a fragmentary account of his life as a background to the scientific writings.
"Synopsis" by , Nobel laureate Erwin Schrödinger’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. It appears here together with Mind and Matter, his essay investigating a relationship which has eluded and puzzled philosophers since the earliest times. Schrödinger 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.
"Synopsis" by , Nobel laureate Erwin Schr??dinger??'s What is Life?, one of the great science classics of the twentieth century appears here together with Mind and Matter.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

       
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.