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13.8 : the quest to find the true age of the universe and the theory of everything, John Gribbin
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 Summary
 "The twentieth century gave us two great theories of physics. The general theory of relativity describes the behavior of very large things, and quantum theory the behavior of very small things. In this landmark book, John Gribbinone of the bestknown science writers of the past thirty yearspresents his own version of the Holy Grail of physics, the search that has been going on for decades to find a unified "Theory of Everything" that combines these ideas into one mathematical package, a single equation that could be printed on a Tshirt, containing the answer to life, the Universe, and everything. With his inimitable mixture of science, history, and biography, Gribbin shows howdespite skepticism among many physiciststhese two great theories are very compatible, and point to a deep truth about the nature of our existence. The answer lies, intriguingly, with the age of the universe: 13.8 billion years."Publisher's website
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 xiii, 242 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
 Contents

 Prologue. Taking the temperature of the universe
 How do we know the ages of stars? Prehistory: spectra and the nature of stars
 At the heart of the sun
 Making "metals"
 The ages of stars
 How do we know the age of the universe? Prehistory: galaxies and the universe at large
 The discovery of the expanding universe
 Sizing up the cosmic soufflé
 Surveys and satellites
 Isbn
 9780300218275
 Label
 13.8 : the quest to find the true age of the universe and the theory of everything
 Title
 13.8
 Title remainder
 the quest to find the true age of the universe and the theory of everything
 Statement of responsibility
 John Gribbin
 Title variation

 Thirteen point eight
 Thirteen, eight
 Quest to find the true age of the universe and the theory of everything
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 "The twentieth century gave us two great theories of physics. The general theory of relativity describes the behavior of very large things, and quantum theory the behavior of very small things. In this landmark book, John Gribbinone of the bestknown science writers of the past thirty yearspresents his own version of the Holy Grail of physics, the search that has been going on for decades to find a unified "Theory of Everything" that combines these ideas into one mathematical package, a single equation that could be printed on a Tshirt, containing the answer to life, the Universe, and everything. With his inimitable mixture of science, history, and biography, Gribbin shows howdespite skepticism among many physiciststhese two great theories are very compatible, and point to a deep truth about the nature of our existence. The answer lies, intriguingly, with the age of the universe: 13.8 billion years."Publisher's website
 Cataloging source
 BTCTA
 Dewey number
 523.1
 Illustrations

 illustrations
 plates
 Index
 index present
 LC call number
 QB981
 LC item number
 .G775 2015
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents
 bibliography
 Label
 13.8 : the quest to find the true age of the universe and the theory of everything, John Gribbin
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 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (pages 233234) and index
 Carrier category
 volume
 Carrier category code
 nc
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Content category
 text
 Content type code
 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Contents
 Prologue. Taking the temperature of the universe  How do we know the ages of stars? Prehistory: spectra and the nature of stars  At the heart of the sun  Making "metals"  The ages of stars  How do we know the age of the universe? Prehistory: galaxies and the universe at large  The discovery of the expanding universe  Sizing up the cosmic soufflé  Surveys and satellites
 Control code
 ocn920453524
 Dimensions
 24 cm
 Extent
 xiii, 242 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
 Isbn
 9780300218275
 Isbn Type
 (hbk : alk paper)
 Lccn
 2015951744
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code
 n
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 System control number
 (OCoLC)920453524
 Label
 13.8 : the quest to find the true age of the universe and the theory of everything, John Gribbin
 Link
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (pages 233234) and index
 Carrier category
 volume
 Carrier category code
 nc
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Content category
 text
 Content type code
 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Contents
 Prologue. Taking the temperature of the universe  How do we know the ages of stars? Prehistory: spectra and the nature of stars  At the heart of the sun  Making "metals"  The ages of stars  How do we know the age of the universe? Prehistory: galaxies and the universe at large  The discovery of the expanding universe  Sizing up the cosmic soufflé  Surveys and satellites
 Control code
 ocn920453524
 Dimensions
 24 cm
 Extent
 xiii, 242 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
 Isbn
 9780300218275
 Isbn Type
 (hbk : alk paper)
 Lccn
 2015951744
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code
 n
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 System control number
 (OCoLC)920453524
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