The Artful Universe (Penguin science)

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Looks at the relationship between the way our understanding of the universe reflects the ways in which evolution has shaped our brains, and our expression of that understanding in science, maths and art.

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. 1995, 274pp

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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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