Every Life Is on Fire by Jeremy England audiobook

Every Life Is on Fire: How Thermodynamics Explains the Origins of Living Things

By Jeremy England
Read by Benjamin Isaac

Basic Books 9781541699014

Unabridged

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    ISBN: 9781549133657

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    ISBN: 9781549133633

Runtime: 6.78 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A preeminent physicist unveils a field-defining theory of the origins and purpose of life


Why are we alive? Most things in the universe aren't. And everything that is alive traces back to things that, puzzlingly, weren't.


For centuries, the scientific question of life's origins has confounded us. But in Every Life Is on Fire, physicist Jeremy England argues that the answer has been under our noses the whole time, deep within the laws of thermodynamics. England explains how, counterintuitively, the very same forces that tend to tear things apart assembled the first living systems.


But how life began isn't just a scientific question. We ask it because we want to know what it really means to be alive. So England, an ordained rabbi, uses his theory to examine how, if at all, science helps us find purpose in a vast and mysterious universe.


In the tradition of Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning, Every Life Is on Fire is a profound testament to how something can come from nothing.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A unique project that proposes to build a metaphorical bridge between the richness of mythic language and the precision of physical theory. Somewhere below this bridge flow the waters in which biological life first evolved and upon which England is an ecumenical-physicist river guide.” David Krakauer, President and William H. Miller Professor of Complex Systems

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Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 6.78
Audience: Adult
Language: English