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Nothing is too wonderful to be true, Philip Morrison

Label
Nothing is too wonderful to be true
Title
Nothing is too wonderful to be true
Statement of responsibility
Philip Morrison
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"There are very few with Philip Morrison's gifts, few who can lead us with firm knowledge whispering just the right encouragement as he guides us across the great ideas of science. Take this journey with one of the most astute navigators and you'll find yourself compelled to go deeper into some of the most daring adventures of modern science." "Nothing is too grand or seemingly too trivial - the nature of time, the fabric of the atom, what it means to explore scientific horizons, the galaxies, even the search for unknown intelligence in the vast as-yet-uncharted universe." "Then as deftly as Morrison takes us on a dazzling tour of the stars, he gently settles down for an intimate stop in the nursery where children have their first encounters with the things of everyday life, everyday things that cause us to wonder and make for discovery." "With an equally firm grasp, Morrison, who witnessed the first tests of the atom bomb, takes us unflinchingly through some of the most frightening terrain of modern times, where the arms race can cause our ultimate destruction, but where sanity can still bring us peace." "This extraordinary collection of essays by one of the most profound commentators on the successes and failures of the scientific enterprize concludes with lively portraits of men of science - Neils Bohr, Richard Feynman, Charles Babbage, among other notable friends and heroes."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morrison, Philip
Dewey number
500.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q173
LC item number
.M878 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Masters of modern physics
Series volume
v. 11
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Physical sciences
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Physicists
  • Physical sciences
  • Physicists
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Natuurwetenschappen
Label
Nothing is too wonderful to be true, Philip Morrison
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9781563963636.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 436-440) 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
Radio Days -- Engineers in Kindergarten? -- Searching for Our Ancestors -- The Wonder of Time -- The Fabric of the Atom -- Why Man Explores -- Two Dials -- Science and the Nation -- On the Causes of Wonderful Things -- The Simulation of Intelligence -- The Actuary of Our Species -- Cause, Chance and Creation -- On Broken Symmetries -- Looking at the World -- What Is Astronomy? -- The Explosive Core -- Is M82 Really Exploding? -- A Whisper from Space -- Life Beyond Earth and the Mind of Man -- Twenty Years After -- Life in the Universe -- A Talk with Philip Morrison -- The Search for Extraterrestrial Communications -- Less May Be More -- Ice that Sinks -- The New General Physics -- The Full and Open Classroom -- Primary Science: Symbol or Substance? -- Knowing Where You Are -- If the Bomb Gets Out of Hand -- Physics of the Bomb -- Accidents with Atomic Weapons -- Caught Between Asymptotes -- The Spiral of Peril -- Insecurity Through Technical Prowess -- Nationalism, Science, and Individual Responsibility -- Bruno Rossi -- Robert Noyce and the First Chip -- Niels Bohr: A Glimpse of the Other Side -- Richard Feynman: An Old Friend -- The Exploratorium: Frank and Jackie Oppenheimer -- Heaven and Earth One Substance: Bernard Peters and the Heavy Primaries -- Charles Babbage: Far Ahead of His Time / Philip Morrison and Emily Morrison
Control code
ocm30594415
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 446 pages
Isbn
9781563963636
Lccn
94017906
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o30594415
  • (OCoLC)30594415
Label
Nothing is too wonderful to be true, Philip Morrison
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9781563963636.pdf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 436-440) 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
Radio Days -- Engineers in Kindergarten? -- Searching for Our Ancestors -- The Wonder of Time -- The Fabric of the Atom -- Why Man Explores -- Two Dials -- Science and the Nation -- On the Causes of Wonderful Things -- The Simulation of Intelligence -- The Actuary of Our Species -- Cause, Chance and Creation -- On Broken Symmetries -- Looking at the World -- What Is Astronomy? -- The Explosive Core -- Is M82 Really Exploding? -- A Whisper from Space -- Life Beyond Earth and the Mind of Man -- Twenty Years After -- Life in the Universe -- A Talk with Philip Morrison -- The Search for Extraterrestrial Communications -- Less May Be More -- Ice that Sinks -- The New General Physics -- The Full and Open Classroom -- Primary Science: Symbol or Substance? -- Knowing Where You Are -- If the Bomb Gets Out of Hand -- Physics of the Bomb -- Accidents with Atomic Weapons -- Caught Between Asymptotes -- The Spiral of Peril -- Insecurity Through Technical Prowess -- Nationalism, Science, and Individual Responsibility -- Bruno Rossi -- Robert Noyce and the First Chip -- Niels Bohr: A Glimpse of the Other Side -- Richard Feynman: An Old Friend -- The Exploratorium: Frank and Jackie Oppenheimer -- Heaven and Earth One Substance: Bernard Peters and the Heavy Primaries -- Charles Babbage: Far Ahead of His Time / Philip Morrison and Emily Morrison
Control code
ocm30594415
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 446 pages
Isbn
9781563963636
Lccn
94017906
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o30594415
  • (OCoLC)30594415

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