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The Resource 13.8 : the quest to find the true age of the universe and the theory of everything, John Gribbin

13.8 : the quest to find the true age of the universe and the theory of everything, John Gribbin

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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
Creator
Author
Subject
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 Gribbin--one of the best-known science writers of the past thirty years--presents 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 T-shirt, containing the answer to life, the Universe, and everything. With his inimitable mixture of science, history, and biography, Gribbin shows how--despite skepticism among many physicists--these 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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Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-234) 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
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-234) 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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