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The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism Paperback – September 14, 2010
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With that aside, this book is not quite convincing as Capra attempts to draw these parallels into an overall unified theory, and unfortunately he is quite a dry and repetitive writer. The book starts usefully with an intro to modern physics, then intros to the main schools of Eastern mysticism (Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism). Things start to break down however, in the third part of the book as Capra begins to analyze the parallels between the two worlds. Capra tends to explain the same concepts again and again is slightly different ways, in an attempt to beef up the book, only to reveal the shaky foundation on which these concepts stand. Alas, while there are certainly intriguing parallels, the grand connection fails to materialize as the book drags on.Read more ›
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This is the book that I've been looking for. Physics has finally proven what the Eastern mystics have known for hundreds of years. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mozelle Morgan
I first read The Tao of Physics in the year, 2000. Since then, I can link together the realm of Subatomic energy to Atomic energy. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Author Serena Jade
A good light intro to quantum mechanics and some eastern philosophy. It does not sacrifice physics for new age jargon, but rather treats both areas with respect.Published 5 months ago by Hendrick Mcdonald
Excellent book. Very interesting perspective on how ancient and modern sciences are congruent. Helped me to understand more about modern physics and ancient eastern mysticism,... Read morePublished 6 months ago by anonymously me