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ISBN10: 0192862006 ISBN13: 9780192862006 DDC: 500.2 LCC: QC24.5 Edition: (pbk.)

Summary

"Are there really laws of nature out there, waiting to be discovered? Or are they an illusion? A retitled and revised edition of The World Within the World, this is John Barrow's extraordinary study of how we view the universe. Covering the magical notions of primitive cultures to the latest ideas about chaos, black holes, inflation, and superstrings, the book traces the development of our concept of what the laws of nature are and how we come to know them."--BOOK JACKET.

Notes

Rev. ed. of: The world within the world. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1988. Includes bibliographical references (p. [428]-439) and index.

Classification

  • LCC: QC24.5
  • Dewey Decimal: 500.2

Book Details

  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: xvi, 448 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
  • Edition Info: (pbk.)

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