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Stephen W. Hawking, George F. R. Ellis. The Large Scale Structure of Space-time.
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will have some acquaintance with General Relativity, we have
endeavoured to write this book so that it is self-contained apart from
requiring knowledge of simple calculus, algebra, and point set
Sara Imari Walker, Paul C. W. Davies, George F. R. Ellis, eds. From Matter to Life: information and causality.
Recent advances suggest that the concept of information
might hold the key to unravelling the mystery of life's nature and origin.
Fresh insights from a broad and authoritative range of articulate
and respected experts focus on the transition from matter to life,
and hence reconcile the deep conceptual schism between the way we describe physical and biological systems.
A unique cross-disciplinary perspective, drawing on expertise from
philosophy, biology, chemistry, physics, and cognitive and social sciences,
provides a new way to look at the deepest questions of our existence.
This book addresses the role of information in life
and how it can make a difference to what we know about the world.
Students, researchers, and all those interested in what life is and how it began
will gain insights into the nature of life and its origins that touch on nearly every domain of science.