The Tao of Physics

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HarperCollins Publishers, Jun 24, 2010 - Science - 416 pages
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Fritjof Capra’s groundbreaking exploration of the parallels between modern physics and eastern mysticism.

‘It is probably true quite generally that in the history of human thinking the most fruitful developments frequently take place at those points where two different lines of thought meet.’ Werner Heisenberg

An international bestseller which has sold over one million copies worldwide, The Tao of Physics is a classic exploration of the connections between Eastern mysticism and modern physics.

The book’s central thesis, that the mystical traditions of the East constitute a coherent philosophical framework within which the most advanced Western theories of the physical world can be accommodated, has not only withstood the test of time but is ever more emphatically endorsed by ongoing experimentation and research.

Fritjof Capra addresses recent scientific developments in this, the third edition, in the form of a chapter-length afterword on ‘The Future of the New Physics’.

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User Review  - rajaratnam - LibraryThing

Yet another independent thinker. Worth reading at a time when the baby of spirituality risks being emptied with the bath water of institutional religion. Very useful for opening further an open mind. Read full review

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User Review  - marieharbon - LibraryThing

One of the first book to blend physics and mysticism, it's surprisingly easy on the brain and a fascinating read. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Fritjof Capra recieved his PhD from the University of Vienna and has conducted research in high-energy physics at several European and American universities. In addition to publishing many technical research papers, Dr Capra has written and lectured extensively about the philosophical implications of modern science. As well as the bestselling The Tao of Physics, Dr Capra is author of The Turning Point and The Web of Life, both of which are available from Flamingo.

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