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From micro to macro : adventures of a wandering physicist

Author: Vlatko Vedral
Publisher: Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is a popular science book exploring the limits of scientific explanation. In particular, it debates if all sciences will ultimately be reducible to physics. The journey starts with physics itself, where there is a gap between the micro (quantum) and the macro (classical) and moves into chemistry, biology and the social sciences. Written by a practising scientist, this volume offers a personal perspective on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vlatko Vedral
ISBN: 9789813229518 9813229519 9789813231405 9813231408
OCLC Number: 1000345178
Description: 184 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue: The point of it all --
Physics and its troublesome gap --
Chemistry and computing: lost in translation --
Biology: the biggest gap of natural science --
Uniting the natural sciences --
Economics --
Sociobiology --
Conclusion: Can we bridge the social-natural science gap? --
Epilogue: The world, the flesh and the devil.
Responsibility: Vlatko Vedral (Oxford University, UK & NUS, Singapore).

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"This is a popular science book exploring the limits of scientific explanation. In particular, it debates if all sciences will ultimately be reducible to physics. The journey starts with physics itself, where there is a gap between the micro (quantum) and the macro (classical) and moves into chemistry, biology and the social sciences. Written by a practising scientist, this volume offers a personal perspective on various topics and incorporates the latest research"--

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