NEW:

Biological Physics: Energy, Information, Life: With new art by David Goodsell (WH Freeman and Co, 2014).

"This book inspired me to write [my] book in the first place. Biological Physics is the most interesting and well-written textbook I have ever read." -- Peter M. Hoffman, Life's Ratchet
This 5th printing differs from the 4th by the updating of many of the beautiful drawings by David Goodsell. It also differs from the 3d and earlier printings by the addition of many new homework problems. It is available in the usual places, but you may find it cheaper here.











Phil Nelson

Physics and Astronomy University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA phone: (215) 898-7001 fax: (215) 898-2010


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Quote of the moment:

I will put Chaos into fourteen lines
And keep him there; and let him thence escape
If he be lucky; let him twist, and ape
Flood, fire, and demon -- his adroit designs
Will strain to nothing in the strict confines 
Of this sweet Order, where, in pious rape,
I hold his essence and amorphous shape,
Till he with order mingles and combines. 
Past are the hours, the years, of our duress,
His arrogance, our awful servitude:
I have him. He is nothing more nor less
Than something simple not yet understood;
I shall not even force him to confess;
Or answer. I will only make him good.
 -- Edna St. Vincent Millay




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