`thought-provoking and illuminating ... a wide-ranging and imaginative tour de force ... provocative and compelling nonetheless' New Statesman and Society, 24 November 1995
`provocative book ... This is a stimulating book on being human beings conceived as advanced and advancing children of the universe ... it's a genuinely educational experience. A Big Bang of a book.' Alan Bold, Glasgow Herald
... The Artful Universe is full of good things. s
`...he has a real knack for clearly explaining and synthesizing disparate areas of science, and the book is a marvellous assemblage of recent research on topics such as ancient astronomy, the unique features of Earth in our solar system, the origins of language acquisition, and the perception of colour and sound.' Choice
`Relating the complexity of biological species to the complexity of the universe is likely always to be daunting but this author does very well indeed without resorting to mysticism, common enough nowadays. Thus he managed to unearth a number of phenomena which are rarely adduced to support his thesis. The history of technology is somehow incorporated and the whole is cleverly contrived to demonstrate how aesthetics is grounded in science.' Aslib Book Guide, vol.61, no.10, October 1996 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
About the Author:
John D. Barrow is Professor of Astronomy at the University of Sussex. He is the author of several best-selling books, including Pi in the Sky and Theories of Everything.
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