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Published: 08 November 2012

128 Pages

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199660544

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On Being

A Scientist's Exploration of the Great Questions of Existence

Peter Atkins

  • A personal statement of belief from renowned author Peter Atkins about the ability of science
  • Each chapter explores a grand theme, such as Origins or Death, to show what science has revealed about the topic
  • Written with wit, irony, elegance, and a rigorous exposition of science
  • Explores issues such as the significance of evolution, our personal origins, the physiology of death, and the far ends of the Universe