Ronald Duncan, Miranda Weston-Smith

The Encyclopaedia of Ignorance

(This Edition Published)

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Credits
Editor Ronald Duncan
Editor Miranda Weston-Smith
Publisher Pocket Books
Imprint Wallaby Books
Published in/by Arrangement with Pergamon Press Ltd
Contributing Writer O. R. Frisch*
Contributing Writer Sir Hermann Bondi*
Contributing Writer R. A. Lyttleton*
Contributing Writer J. A. Wheeler*
Contributing Writer C. M. Patton
Contributing Writer I. W. Roxburgh*
Contributing Writer W, H. McCrea*
Contributing Writer M. Rowan-Robinson*
Contributing Writer D. Gough*
Contributing Writer P. C. W. Davies*
Contributing Writer B. Bertotti*
Contributing Writer T. Gold*
Contributing Writer A. J. Leggett*
Contributing Writer C. J. S. Clarke
Contributing Writer T. Bastin*
Contributing Writer Sir Alan Cottrell*
Contributing Writer R. W. Cahn*
Contributing Writer Sir Denys Wilkinson*
Contributing Writer A. Salam*
Contributing Writer R. Penrose*
Contributing Writer H. J. Bremermann*
Contributing Writer C. W. Kilmister*
Contributing Writer H. Halberstam*
Contributing Writer Sir John Kendrew*
Contributing Writer R. J. Britten*
Contributing Writer J. C. Lacey*
Contributing Writer A. L. Webb*
Contributing Writer K. M. Pruitt*
Contributing Writer E. W. F. Tomlin*
Contributing Writer J. Maynard Smith*
Contributing Writer D. C. Johanson*
Contributing Writer Sir Vincent Wigglesworth*
Contributing Writer H. B. Barlow*
Contributing Writer R. L. Gregory*
Contributing Writer H. A. Buchtel*
Contributing Writer G. Berlucchi*
Contributing Writer F. H. C. Crick*
Contributing Writer H. S. Micklem*
Contributing Writer A. E. Mourant*
Contributing Writer P. J. Grubb*
Contributing Writer A. C. Neville*
Contributing Writer K. A. Bettelheim
Contributing Writer M. M. Lehman*
Contributing Writer M. V. Tracey*
Contributing Writer P. D. Wall*
Contributing Writer J. H. P. Willis
Contributing Writer W. B. Webb*
Contributing Writer E. Cameron*
Contributing Writer L. Pauling*
Contributing Writer P. Cloud*
Contributing Writer A. G. Cairns-Smith*
Contributing Writer C. J. Davis
Contributing Writer M. Holdgate*
Contributing Writer J. W. L. Beament*
Contributing Writer N. L. Falcon
Contributing Writer R. W. Sperry*
About/Subject Cosmology
About/Subject Earth
About/Subject Moon
About/Subject Gravity
About/Subject Theory of relativity
About/Subject Quantum mechanics
About/Subject Evolution
About/Subject Homo
About/Subject Consciousness
About/Subject Nature (2)
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Copyright
This Edition Published
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ISBN 0-671-79050-1
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 77-30376
Catalog Number 79050
Printer's Key 1 2 3 4 0 9 8
Price $7.95
Format Soft cover
Publication Location United States
Genre
Page Count 443 pages
Language English
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(H × W × D)
Chapters Editorial Preface . . . ix
Acknowledgments . . .xi
Why . . O. R. Frisch . . . 1
The Lure of Completeness . . Sir Hermann Bondi . . . 5
The Nature of Knowledge . . R. A. Lyttleton . . . 9
Is Physics Legislated by Cosmogony? . . J. A. Wheeler and C. M. Patton . . . 19
The Cosmological Mystery . . I. W. Roxburgh . . . 37
Origin of Earth, Moon and Planets . . W. H. McCrea . . . 47
Galaxies, Quasars and the Universe . . M. Rowan-Robinson . . . 57
The Solar Interior . . D. Gough . . . 67
Curved Space . . P. C. W. Davies . . . 77
Is Space Curved? . . I. W. Roxburgh . . . 85
The Riddles of Gravitation . . B. Bertotti . . . 91
Relativity and Time . . T. Gold . . . 99
The "Arrow of Time" and Quantum Mechanics . . A. J. Leggett . . . 101
The Hinterland Between Large and Small . . C. J. S. Clarke . . . 111
A Clashing of Paradigms in Physics . . T. Bastin . . . 119
Emergent Properties of Complex Systems . . Sir Alan Cottrell . . . 129
Transformations . . R. W. Cahn . . . 137
The Unknown Atomic Nucleus . . Sir Denys Wilkinson . . . 143
Probing the Heart of Matter . . A. Salam . . . 155
Is Nature Complex? . . R. Penrose . . . 159
Complexity and Transcomputability . . H. J. Bremermann . . . 167
Mathematics in the Social Sciences . . C. W. Kilmister . . . 175
Some Unsolved Problems in Higher Arithmetic . . H. Halberstam . . . 191
Introduction . . Sir John Kendrew . . . 205
The Sources of Variation in Evolution . . R. J. Britten . . . 209
The Edge of Evolution . . J. C. Lacey, A. L. Weber and K. M. Pruitt . . . 219
Fallacies of Evolutionary Theory . . E. W. F. Tomlin . . . 227
The Limitations of Evolutionary Theory . . J. Maynard Smith . . . 235
Rethinking the Origins of the Genus Homo . . D. C. Johanson . . . 243
The Control of Form in the Living Body . . Sir Vincent Wigglesworth . . . 251
The Languages of the Brain . . H. B. Barlow . . . 259
Consciousness . . R. L. Gregory . . . 273
Learning and Memory and the Nervous System . . H. A. Buchtel and G. Berlucci . . . 283
Developmental Biology . . F. H. C. Crick . . . 299
Immunology . . H. S. Micklem . . . 305
Why are the Blood Groups? . . A. E. Mourant . . . 311
Leaf Structure and Function . . P. J. Grubb . . . 317
Symmetry and Asymmetry Problems in Animals . . A. C. Neville . . . 331
Bacterial Pathogenicity . . K. A. Bettelheim . . . 339
Human Thought and Action as an Ingredient of System Behavior . . M. M. Lehman . . . 347
Human Nutrition . . M. V. Tracey . . . 355
Why Do We Not Understand Pain? . . P. D. Wall . . . 361
Drug Addiction . . J. H. P. Willis . . . 369
Sleep . . W. B. Webb . . . 373
Ascorbic Acid and the Glycosaminoglycans
E. Cameron and L. Pauling . . . 377
The Veils of Gaia . . P. Cloud . . . 387
The Design of Novel Replicating Polymers . . A. G. Cairns-Smith and C. J. Davis . . . 391
Synthetic Life for Industry . . A. G. Cairns-Smith . . . 405
The Ecological Dilemma . . M. Holdgate and J. W. L. Beament . . . 411
Ignorance Below Our Feet . . N. L. Falcon . . . 417
Problems Outstanding in the Evolution of Brain Function . . R. W. Sperry . . . 423

Index . . . 435

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