G(del, Escher, Bach is a Pulitzer Prize--winning treatise exploring patterns and symbols in the thinking of mathematician Kurt G(del, artist M. C. Escher and composer Johann Sebastian Bach. A groundbreaking book that has set the standard for interdisciplinary writing. A book every thinking reader must have.
In 1931 Kurt Godel published his fundamental paper, On Formally Undecidable Propositions of Principia Mathematica and Related Systems. This revolutionary paper challenged certain basic assumptions underlying much research in mathematics and logic. The authors provide an explanation of the main ideas and broad implications of Godel's discovery.
Takes place in the years 1955-65, but it is built upon the story of that 'year of delicate political manoeuvring' - and how, in winning the battle of that year, Michael Corleone set the stage to lose the war. This novel traces the nexus of ambitious, audacious decisions that Michael Corleone implements, and their ultimate failure.
It is 1963 in New York, and things have never been better for the Corleones. Outside the fortified building owned by Michael Corleone, newly undisputed Boss of Bosses, a parade of people - among them former mob rivals and an emissary from the Mayor of New York - wait to ask the great man for favours.
The last 40,000 years of the human story including discoveries about the big bang; the origin of information; time; autism; psychosis; cave art; stone circles; ancient Egypt; Gnosticism; universal consciousness; science and mysticism; the nature of relationships; Sufism; how and why the universe manifests, and why consciousness can survive death.