Synopses & Reviews
For three centuries Western culture and science have been dominated by a materialistic world-view. Now the age of materialism is drawing to a close. In this sweeping survey, acclaimed science writers Paul Davies and John Gribbin examine the revolutionary transformation that is currently overtaking scientific thinking. From the weird world of quantum physics and the theory of relativity to the latest ideas about the birth of the cosmos, they find evidence for a massive paradigm shift. Topics like black holes, cosmic strings, wormholes, solitons and chaos theory challenge common-sense concepts of space, time and matter and demand a radically new world-view. Here is a truly fascinating advance glimpse of twenty-first century science.
"First class...Davies and Gribbin bring a spirited wit and sophistication to the task...A doubly rewarding work by two of the most polished and prolific science writers around." New Scientist
"A compelling picture of the universe shaped by new ideas drawn from the realm of science...The style is enthusiastic and clear." Time Out
Includes bibliographical references (p. -307) and index.