Subtitle: Quantum Computers, SuperStrings, Mysticism, C++ Programming, Egypt, Quarks, Mind-Body Problem, Aliens, Linguistics, and Turing Machines. Publication date: 2000. Condition: Very good. The cover has a little edge wear and a diagonal light crease across the top corner but is generally in very good condition. Internally the book is in very good condition - clean, tight and unmarked. Content: Stephen Blaha is an internationally known physicist with extensive interests in Science, the Arts and Technology. He has written a highly regarded book on physics, consciousness and philosophy – Cosmos and Consciousness, a book on Science and Religion entitled The Reluctant Prophets, a book applying physics to the history of civilizations, and books on Java and C++ programming. He has also developed a mathematical theory of civilizations that is described in his book, The Life Cycle of Civilizations. He has served on the faculties of Cornell University, Yale University, Syracuse University and Williams College. He was also a Member of the Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories and a Director of Wang Laboratories. Dr. Blaha is noted for contributions to elementary particle theory and solid state physics theory as well as contributions to Computer Science. Among other achievements he was a co-discoverer of the "r potential" for heavy quark binding, first suggested the existence of topological structures in superfluid He-3, developed the first grammar-based formalism for quantum computers and applied it to elementary particle theories, and was a pioneer in UNIX development, database benchmarking, and Desktop Publishing.