The Rainbow and the Worm: The Physics of Organisms, Paperback

The Rainbow and the Worm: The Physics of Organisms Paperback


This highly unusual book began as a serious inquiry into Schrodinger's question, "What is life?", and as a celebration of life itself.

It takes the reader on a voyage of discovery through many areas of contemporary physics, from non-equilibrium thermodynamics and quantum optics to liquid crystals and fractals, all necessary for illuminating the problem of life.

In the process, the reader is treated to a rare and exquisite view of the organism, gaining novel insights not only into the physics, but also into "the poetry and meaning of being alive."This much-enlarged third edition includes new findings on the central role of biological water in organizing living processes; it also completes the author's novel theory of the organism and its applications in ecology, physiology and brain science.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 408 pages, colour illustrations
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
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  • Category: Biophysics
  • ISBN: 9789812832603



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