What is Life?: With Mind and Matter and Autobiographical Sketches Paperback – Jan 31 1992
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"One of the great science classics of the 20th century.... This is the book that provided the inspiration that gave birth to molecular biology and the discovery of DNA." Research News and Opportunities in Science and Theology
"...delightful...Schrödinger writes in a naturally relaxed and pleasant tone that leads us through the difficulties of his subject...It is well worth the trouble. For the serious student of origin-of-life theories, it is the obvious place to start." The Boston Book Review
Includes an exploration of "the question" which lies at the heart of biology (What is Life?), an investigation of a relationship which still puzzles philosophers (Mind and Matter), and autobiographical sketches, published and translated for the first time.See all Product Description
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The volume also includes another lecture by Schrodinger, Mind and Matter, which is historically interesting in another way. In Schrodinger's day, the state of understanding had not advanced to the point where it was possible to make as useful conjectures about the structure of mind as of life, and he accordingly felt "[mind] may well be beyond human understanding."
Readers interested in Schrodinger's book will also enjoy What is Thought?, published 2004. What is Thought?Read more ›
Schrödinger is buried in Alpbach (Tirol), where he lectured and enjoyed the Alps frequently after WWII in a school organized by one of two brothers who, according to a very well-informed source, formed nearly the only Resistance in Austria during the war. On his grave is a pretty little plaque bearing the Schrödinger equation.
This review refers to the 1969 edition of 'What is Life'.
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Afterwards your definition of what "life" is will have changed forever.Published 22 months ago by Georg
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This is a top notch book written by one the pioneers of the Quantum Theory. And this is an absolutely remarkable book by Erwin Schrodinger.Published on March 4 2013 by champinn
Strange that the only thing biologists see in this book is Schroedinger's vague prediction of DNA. I honestly can't find this anywhere in the book, and believe it's the result of... Read morePublished on March 25 2003 by Brandon E. Wolfe
It is not surprising that a genius would have interesting things to say. Physicist Erwin Schrodinger was an affable genius whose comments about life, molecular biology, mind,... Read morePublished on Aug. 25 2002 by Earl Dennis
This book is actually three essays in one book. The first is the essay of the title, the second a more metaphysical description called "Mind and Matter" and the last an... Read morePublished on April 11 2002 by Frank Bierbrauer
Schrodinger states early in the book that the book does not attempts to explain life, but rather touches a very small part of the explanation - he endorses the hypothesis that... Read morePublished on March 17 2002 by Alok Govil
Dr. Schrodinger has put together a book of dna (life) for absolutely anyone interested. Origins is the keel of the write but there is something here I would like to describe as the... Read morePublished on Jan. 16 2002 by Sheila Halvie
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