The Artful Universe (Penguin Science)

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In this eclectic and entertaining study of the interrelationship between the arts and the sciences, Barrow explains how the landscape of the Universe has influenced the development of philosophy and mythology, and how millions of years of evolutionary history have fashioned our attraction to certain patterns of sound and color.

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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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`... thought-provoking and illuminating... a wide-ranging and imaginative tour de force... provocative and compelling nonetheless.'
New Statesman and Society, 24 November 1995

`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.'
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`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

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