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Probable impossibilities : musings on beginnings and endings, Alan Lightman

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Probable impossibilities : musings on beginnings and endings
Title
Probable impossibilities
Title remainder
musings on beginnings and endings
Statement of responsibility
Alan Lightman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Before the discovery of quarks, we hadn't imagined anything smaller than protons and neutrons. Are quarks the end of the line, the smallest imaginable objects in nature? Can the universe be divided into infinitely smaller units in the same way the universe is ever-expanding? Alan Lightman explores these questions in his characteristic accessible and lyrical prose, considering the igniting element behind consciousness, the origin of life, the anatomy of a smile, our fickle memories. Probable Impossibilities brings together recently published and four original essays. Throughout, Lightman guides a discussion on what we know of the universe, life, the mind, and the conception of things vastly larger than ourselves in time and space."--
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Provided by publisher
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LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lightman, Alan P.
Dewey number
523.1
Index
no index present
LC call number
QB981
LC item number
.L544 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cosmology
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Physics
Label
Probable impossibilities : musings on beginnings and endings, Alan Lightman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Probable impossibilities -- Between nothingness and infinity -- What came before the big bang? -- On nothingness -- Atoms -- Modern Prometheus -- One hundred billion -- Smile -- The anatomy of attention -- Immortality -- The ghost house of my childhood -- In defense of disorder -- Miracles -- Our lonely home in nature -- Is life special? -- Cosmic biocentrism -- The man who knows infinity
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
197 pages
Isbn
9781524749019
Lccn
2020013914
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1161997924
Label
Probable impossibilities : musings on beginnings and endings, Alan Lightman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Probable impossibilities -- Between nothingness and infinity -- What came before the big bang? -- On nothingness -- Atoms -- Modern Prometheus -- One hundred billion -- Smile -- The anatomy of attention -- Immortality -- The ghost house of my childhood -- In defense of disorder -- Miracles -- Our lonely home in nature -- Is life special? -- Cosmic biocentrism -- The man who knows infinity
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
197 pages
Isbn
9781524749019
Lccn
2020013914
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1161997924

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