Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge by Edward O. Wilson

By Edward O. Wilson

"A superb trip around the sciences and arts looking for deep legislation to unite them." --The Wall highway magazine

One of our best dwelling scientists--and the winner of 2 Pulitzer Prizes for On Human Nature and The Ants--gives us a piece of visionary significance which may be the crowning fulfillment of his profession. In Consilience (a note that initially intended "jumping together"), Edward O. Wilson renews the Enlightenment's look for a unified concept of data in disciplines that diversity from physics to biology, the social sciences and the humanities.

Using the usual sciences as his version, Wilson forges dramatic hyperlinks among fields. He explores the chemistry of the brain and the genetic bases of tradition. He postulates the organic ideas underlying artworks from cave-drawings to Lolita. featuring the most recent findings in prose of fantastic readability and oratorical eloquence, and synthesizing it right into a superb complete, Consilience is technology within the path-clearing traditions of Newton, Einstein, and Richard Feynman.

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3(29) Meth. 8(17) a Derived from Be , αe , and ∆G1/2 using the Pekeris relation [34Pek]. 16(51) 86Hof LIF See Tab. 06(1) Remarks: Errors in [92Blo] represent 2σ. ∆G1/2 is explained in [50Her]. 6(10) Remarks: [80Vid] gives the Aik coefficients for the X1Σg+ and A1Σu+ states of 40Ca2 in the expansion of [79Hes]. [84Bon2] has also measured the B1Σu+ state of 40Ca2 . 363. 75 CdH 76 CdNe 114 Cd20Ne 3 3 88Kva LIF 426(5) 77 CeO 3 78 ClCr 3 No. 5405mHz a a Fixed to the value from [75Man1]. α, γ [MHz] Ref.

64(9) D [kHz] α, γ [MHz] Ref. Meth. 54(2) See Tab. Remarks: Errors in [86Gru] represent 2σ . Dissociation energy from fit to Morse potential is 52828(50)cm−1 . 0974(41) No. Molecule B [MHz] CH+ X1Σ+ D [kHz] α, γ [MHz] 13 Meth. Derived constants Ylk [cm−1] re [pm] See Tab. 7(81) Be = 422522(14) CD+ X1Σ+ Ref. 312(120) a Values obtained from [82Car]. 82428(6) No. 3(27) MHz Σ Meth. 48(12) GHz 1 + Ref. 68(6) re [pm] See Tab. No. Molecule B [MHz] C18O B1Σ+ α, γ [MHz] D [kHz] Ref. Meth. 1505(33) Hz D0 = 186.

82(72) MHz amu5/2 Lines and data from [88Nak], [79Nai], and [80Wil] are included in the fits. 00062(13) No. Molecule B [MHz] 81 BrH BrH Remark: H79Br H81Br D79Br D81Br T79Br T81Br Remark: D [kHz] α, γ [MHz] Ref. Meth. 055(16) Hz amu4 MHz amu2 [90Cal] have used REMPI for determining the rotational constants of several electronic states. determined rotational constants with percent precission of many electronic states by REMPI. 91Cox Determined taking into account adiabatic and nonadiabatic effects [91Cox].

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