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In 'The Arrow of Time' physical chemist Dr Peter Coveney and award-winning science journalist Dr Roger Highfield have shaken the foundations of our understanding of science with their engrossing, controversial and engagingly humorous reinterpretation of the most profound aspect of time – why it points from the past to the future, like an arrow. Their highly accessible challenge to scientific preconceptions about the irreversibility of time is set to become a classic in linking apparently irreconcilable features of science, from Einstein's obsession with causality to chaos theory, from the cause of jet lag to that Monday morning feeling.
"I warmly welcome this book, which is written on a high scientific level while being accessible to a wide public."
PROFESSOR ILYA PRIGOGINE, winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1977
"A rare combination of intellect and descriptive power… 'The Arrow of Time' is in the best traditions of scientific argument and the effort of absorbing it will be well rewarded"
DR PETER POCKLEY, 'Financial Review'
"This is an important book… I heartily commend this volume"
JOHN LAURENT, 'New Scientist'
The Arrow of Time: The quest to solve science’s greatest mystery by Peter Coveney and Roger Highfield, Flamingo (HarperCollins), 1991, 382 ff
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I am very interested in mysteries, and science generally, so when I saw this book for sale in the Oxfam shop, I snapped it up. Read morePublished on 27 Dec. 2011 by W. Robinson