The ISBN nr is: 0-394-74502-7.Here is a link to it on Amazon
, there are some good user reviews there. In my post above I linked to the new reprint
I'm currently about half-way through, and it's trying to explain how intelligence can emerge from dumb processes like bio-chemical reactions (in our bodies). And how ant-hills can make intelligent choices even though they're made up of dumb individual ants without any hierarchical leadership. The book makes the comparison to the dumb bits of computers, and why there is good hope for developing a true AI one day.
I'm kind of waxing on about it, but I just can't put into words the awesomeness of this book. I gained an entirely renewed respect for the works of G,E & B as they did so many things I never knew about. Here is a cool youtube movie
which visually explains Bach's palindromic crab canon.
Believe it or not but the intro dialog between the tortoise and achilles for this chapter is written as a palindrome itself, which means you can read it both ways (front to back and back to front). A property which most DNA sequences share.
Really the author of this book is as brilliant as any of the three historic figures he writes about.
I can honestly rave on for hours, but I'll just stop myself here. In short, GET THIS BOOK!