On Being: A scientist's exploration of the great questions of existence (Hardback)
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On Being: A scientist's exploration of the great questions of existence (Hardback)

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Published: 17/03/2011
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In this scientific 'Credo', Peter Atkins considers the universal questions of origins, endings, birth, and death to which religions have claimed answers. With his usual economy, wit, and elegance, unswerving before awkward realities, Atkins presents what science has to say. While acknowledging the comfort some find in belief, he declares his own faith in science's capacity to reveal the deepest truths.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199603367
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 238 g
Dimensions: 204 x 145 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

a paean to science - Times Literary Supplement

genuine enjoyment - Times Higher Education Supplement

Peter Atkins answers...succinctly and elegantly. - Nature

An effortless read - a real page turner. - BBC Focus

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“Pointless Book”

Having read Atkins' previous book 'Creation Revisited' this one adds nothing to his previous statements other than his usual lugubrious ruminations about the pointlessness of birth, life and death. The... More

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