The Resource Coming of age in the Milky Way, Timothy Ferris

Coming of age in the Milky Way, Timothy Ferris

Label
Coming of age in the Milky Way
Title
Coming of age in the Milky Way
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Ferris
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Traces the evolution of humanity's need to understand space and time from late-prehistoric musings to the "supersymmetry" theories of space-time advanced as the second millennium comes to a close
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ferris, Timothy
Index
index present
LC call number
Q125
LC item number
.F425 1988
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Space and time
  • Cosmology
  • Cosmology
  • Science
  • Space and time
Label
Coming of age in the Milky Way, Timothy Ferris
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 443-485
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dome of heaven -- Raising (and lowering) the roof -- Discovery of the earth -- Sun worshipers -- World in retrograde -- Newton's reach -- Plumb line to the sun -- Deep space -- Island universes -- Einstein's sky -- Expansion of the universe -- Sermons in stones -- Age of the earth -- Evolution of atoms and stars -- Quantum and its discontents -- Rumors of perfection -- Axis of history -- Origin of the universe -- Mind and matter -- Persistence of mystery
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
495 pages
Isbn
9780688058890
Lccn
88005153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)17547542
  • (OCoLC)ocm17547542
Label
Coming of age in the Milky Way, Timothy Ferris
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 443-485
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dome of heaven -- Raising (and lowering) the roof -- Discovery of the earth -- Sun worshipers -- World in retrograde -- Newton's reach -- Plumb line to the sun -- Deep space -- Island universes -- Einstein's sky -- Expansion of the universe -- Sermons in stones -- Age of the earth -- Evolution of atoms and stars -- Quantum and its discontents -- Rumors of perfection -- Axis of history -- Origin of the universe -- Mind and matter -- Persistence of mystery
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
495 pages
Isbn
9780688058890
Lccn
88005153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)17547542
  • (OCoLC)ocm17547542

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