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Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Gardners Books
Publication date March 30, 2000
Pages 832
Binding Paperback
Edition 20
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140289206
ISBN-10 0140289208
Dimensions 1.50 by 6 by 8.75 in.
Weight 2.35 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $32.65
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
'What is a self, and how can a self come out of inaminate matter?' This book examines this riddle. Linking together the music of J S Bach, the graphic art of Escher and the mathematical theorems of Godel, as well as ideas drawn from logic, biology, psychology, physics and linguistics, it reveals the mysteries of human thought processes.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 'What is a self, and how can a self come out of inaminate matter?' This is the riddle that drove Hofstadter to write this extraordinary book. Linking together the music of J.S. Bach, the graphic art of Escher and the mathematical theorems of Godel, as well as ideas drawn from logic, biology, psychology, physics and linguistics, Douglas Hofstadter illuminates one of the greatest mysteries of modern science: the nature of human thought processes. 'Every few decades an unknown author brings outa book of such depth, clarity, range, wit, beauty and originality that it is recognized at once as a major literary event. This is such a work' - Martin Gardner.

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Hardcover
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from Basic Books (March 1, 1979)
9780465026852 | details & prices | List price $34.95
About: A young scientist and mathematician explores the mystery and complexity of human thought processes from an interdisciplinary point of view
Paperback
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With Douglas R. Hofstadter | 20 edition from Gardners Books (March 30, 2000)
9780140289206 | details & prices | 832 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.50 in. | 2.35 lbs | List price $32.65
About: 'What is a self, and how can a self come out of inaminate matter?
20 anv edition from Basic Books (February 4, 1999)
9780465026562 | details & prices | 777 pages | 5.75 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 2.40 lbs | List price $24.99
About: A scientist and mathematician explores the mystery and complexity of human thought processes from an interdisciplinary point of view
With Glasser, Douglas R. Hofstadter | from Harpercollins (August 1, 1993); titled "The Quality School Teacher: Specific Suggestions for Teachers Who Are Trying to Implement the Lead-Management Ideas of the Quality School in Their C"
9780060950194 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $12.00
This edition also contains The Quality School Teacher: Specific Suggestions for Teachers Who Are Trying to Implement the Lead-Management Ideas of the Quality School in Their C
About: Explains the lead-management concept, and offers teachers practical advice on using the quality process
Reissue edition from Vintage Books (May 1, 1989)
9780394756820 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 2.20 lbs | List price $20.00
About: Explores the mystery and complexity of human thought processes from an interdisciplinary point of view

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