The Quark and The Jaguar: Murray Gell-Mann The Quark and The Jaguar: Murray Gell-Mann

The Quark and The Jaguar

Murray Gell-Mann

Published by W. H. Freeman, 1994
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Near fine, beautiful FIRST EDITION of this important work with a wonderful cover and dust jacket. In this sweeping synthesis, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Gell-Mann ponders the universe's mix of simplicity and complexity, regularity and randomness, as he ranges from quarks (the fundamental subatomic particles which he discovered) to complex adaptive systems like bacteria developing resistance to antibiotics, mobile robots, jaguars, and people interacting with and learning from their environment. Along with often technical chapters on information theory, time, biological evolution and the workings of the subatomic zoo of particles, Gell-Mann devotes special attention to superstring theory, the first viable candidate in physicists' search for a grand unified theory encompassing all the elementary particles and forces. Stressing the urgent need to control population and to preserve biological and cultural diversity, he advocates a multidisciplinary research agenda geared toward a sustainable future for the human race and the biosphere. Bookseller Inventory # 000047

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Title: The Quark and The Jaguar

Publisher: W. H. Freeman

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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