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Reductionism: A Beginner´s Guide

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Description for Reductionism: A Beginner´s Guide Paperback. From the atom to our societies, an unparalleled introduction to how the science of the small explains the greatest phenomena in our lives Series: Beginner's Guides. Num Pages: 224 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: PDZ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 134 x 13. Weight in Grams: 186.

From the atom to our societies, this is an unparalleled introduction to how the science of the small explains the biggest phenomena of life. Ever since the ancient Greeks conceived of the atom, humans have sought the smallest ingredients of existence. In the past century, the use of reductionism to understand behaviour has gained momentum as the quantum universe and the workings of the human mind have been uncovered in particle colliders and fMRI scanners.

Acclaimed physicist Alastair I.M. Rae spells out how the powerful tool of reductionism works, from the level of subatomic particles, up through molecular chemistry, ... Read more

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About Alastair I. M. Rae
Alastair I.M. Rae is author of the bestselling Quantum Physics: A Beginner’s Guide and the popular textbook Quantum Mechanics (now in its fourth edition). For many years, he was Reader in Quantum Physics at the University of Birmingham.

Reviews for Reductionism: A Beginner´s Guide
“This book provides a persuasive case that phenomena as complex as the mind or society can be ultimately explained as consequences of the most fundamental scientific laws. An enthralling account for anyone with an interest in science.” 
Peter Main, Director of Education and Science, Institute of Physics, UK “Don't think that reductionism is just ‘this is how scientists can ... Read more

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