The Seven Mysteries of Life: An Exploration of Science and Philosophy

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"All life in all worlds" -this was the object of the author's seventeen-year quest for knowledge and discovery, culminating in this book. In a manner unmistakably his own, Murchie delves into the interconnectedness of all life on the planet and of such fields as biology, geology, sociology, mathematics, and physics. He offers us what the poet May Sarton has called "a good book to take to a desert island as sole companion, so rich is it in knowledge and insight."

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Overview

"All life in all worlds" -this was the object of the author's seventeen-year quest for knowledge and discovery, culminating in this book. In a manner unmistakably his own, Murchie delves into the interconnectedness of all life on the planet and of such fields as biology, geology, sociology, mathematics, and physics. He offers us what the poet May Sarton has called "a good book to take to a desert island as sole companion, so rich is it in knowledge and insight."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395957912
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 6/28/1999
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 262,312
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Guy Murchie, the author of Song of the Sky, Music of the Spheres, and The Soul School, won the John Burroughs Medal.

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  • Posted January 10, 2014

    best book on the shelf

    and it will be picked up often to re read. If this was all they used in high schools it would be a better education. Give one to you kids when they turn about 25 as it will enrich their lives... and yours.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2001

    A layman's guide to Biology.

    This is a very down-to-earth exploration of everything to do with life, while at the same time diving into more broad, philosophical questions. A highly readable book that is guaranteed to enlighten the reader and start their gears turning.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2000

    wow

    Really really cool stuff. Not too scientific in language but full of science and philosophy and things you'd just never thought of before. Perfect for the person who is always asking 'why?' I learned something new with ever page and enjoyed it!

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