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The Resource Cosmological Koans : a journey to the heart of physical reality, Anthony Aguirre

Cosmological Koans : a journey to the heart of physical reality, Anthony Aguirre

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Cosmological Koans : a journey to the heart of physical reality
Title
Cosmological Koans
Title remainder
a journey to the heart of physical reality
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Aguirre
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A leading physicist unravels the mysteries of the universe through pleasingly paradoxical Zen- style vignettes. Cosmological Koans takes a fresh approach to explaining the most mind- bending concepts in physics and cosmology by invoking the ancient Zen tradition of the Koan. Anthony Aguirre presents more than fifty beguiling Koans (Could there be a civilization in a mote of dust? How much of your fate have you made? Who cleans the universe?) that explore the strange hinterland between the deep structure of the physical world and our personal experience of it. With a flair for explaining complex science, Aguirre covers cosmic questions from the nature of time to the origin of multiple universes, and shows how scientific giants from Aristotle to Galileo to Heisenberg have grappled with them. A playful and enlightening book, Cosmological Koans gives readers what Einstein himself called "the most beautiful and deepest experience" anyone can have: a sense of the mysterious"--
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Aguirre, Anthony
Dewey number
530
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC75
LC item number
.A38 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Physics
  • Cosmology
  • Science
  • PHILOSOPHY / Buddhist
  • SCIENCE / Physics
  • SCIENCE / Space Science / Cosmology
Label
Cosmological Koans : a journey to the heart of physical reality, Anthony Aguirre
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-373)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 373 pages
Isbn
9780393609219
Lccn
2018053095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1121084047
  • (OCoLC)on1121084047
Label
Cosmological Koans : a journey to the heart of physical reality, Anthony Aguirre
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-373)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 373 pages
Isbn
9780393609219
Lccn
2018053095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1121084047
  • (OCoLC)on1121084047

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