God and the New Physics
By (author) P. C. W. Davies
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God and the New Physics by P. C. W. Davies
Book DescriptionIn "God and the New Physics", Paul Davies explains how science has come of age, and can now offer a surer path to divinity than religion. Science is now on the verge of answering our most profound questions about the nature of existence. Here Paul Davies explains how the far-reaching discoveries of recent physics are revolutionizing our world and, in particular, throwing light on many of the questions formerly posed by religion, such as: Why is there a universe? Where did we come from? What is life? How is the world organized? Examining subjects from the creation to the soul, free will to time, black holes to miracles, he travels through science and religion to show us that there is more to the world than meets the eye. "Excellent...explains with fluent simplicity some of the profoundest questions of cosmology". ("Daily Telegraph"). "One of the finest science writers of this generation". ("Independent"). "Paul Davies is our best guide to this strange new world". ("Observer"). "A list of topics to which he refers would constitute an outline for a dictionary of contemporary scientific excitement. His style is clear, interesting, chatty". ("The Times Higher Education Supplement"). Paul Davies is Director of the beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science, and co-Director of the Cosmology Initiative, both at Arizona State University. An internationally-acclaimed physicist, writer and broadcaster, Davies is the author of some twenty award-winning books, including "The Eerie Silence: Searching for Ourselves in the Universe", "The Goldilocks Enigma: Why is the Universe Just Right for Life?" and "The Mind of God: Science" and the "Search for Ultimate Meaning".
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140134629
(198mm x 129mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Oct-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author P. C. W. Davies
About Time, Paperback (April 1996)
When Albert Einstein formulated his theory of relativity it brought about a revolution in our understanding of time, yet also presented a new set of mysteries. In this book, the author tackles the tough questions about time, including the strange relationship between physical time and our psychological perception of it.
Ghost in the Atom, Paperback (July 1993)
In this book, which has its origin in a series of radio broadcasts, Paul Davies interviews eight physicists involved in debating and testing quantum theory, with radically different views of its significance.
Mind of God, Paperback (February 1993)
Is the universe - and our place in it - the result of random chance, or is there an ultimate meaning to existence? Where did the laws of nature come from? Were they created by a higher force, or can they be explained in some other way? This book explores how modern science is beginning to shed light on the mysteries of our existence.
Superstrings, Paperback (July 1992)» View all books by P. C. W. Davies
This book explains the superstring theory for laymen, in an introduction to the subject which originated in the BBC Radio programme, Desperately Seeking Superstrings.
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Author Biography - P. C. W. Davies
Paul Davies is an internationally acclaimed physicist, writer and broadcaster, now based in South Australia. He is the author of some twenty award-winning books, including About Time and The Fifth Miracle: The Search for the Origin of Life.
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