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Octavo, illustrated decorative boards in black, gold and blue with central cover illustration, patterned endpapers, all edges gilt, satin page marker ribbon, 528 pp. Science is all around us, but sometimes we forget just how much there really is. Death and the afterlife by cliff pickover neatorama. Pickover article pdf available in journal of mathematics and the arts 53. Pickover received his phd from yale in biophysics and biochemistry, and has written more than 40 books and over 200 articles. See all 4 formats and editions hide other formats and editions.

Oxford university press is a department of the university of oxford. Although clifford pickover is the author of over forty books, it has been two years since we have seen him produce a new one. Its a treat to read, whether you have a background in physics or not. Read the physics book from the big bang to quantum resurrection, 250 milestones in the history of physics by clifford a.

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