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The Resource The world according to physics, Jim Al-Khalili

The world according to physics, Jim Al-Khalili

Label
The world according to physics
Title
The world according to physics
Statement of responsibility
Jim Al-Khalili
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book frames the nature and importance of modern physics in an accessible, compelling, succinct way, showing lay readers that physics is crucial to our modern understanding of the world-and indeed the world as we currently know and experience it. Through the narrative, the book naturally describes essential facets of what physics is and why it has become such a (some might say, the) fundamental science. In addition, the reader will gain a sense of the grand scope and sweep of science and the collective, self-correcting nature of how science is done. For some, the book may serve as an invitation to physics. To others, it may serve to clarify the role of physics and describe a shared, global, centuries-long quest for fundamental knowledge"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Al-Khalili, Jim
Dewey number
530
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC24.5
LC item number
.A44 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Physics
Label
The world according to physics, Jim Al-Khalili
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223131175797
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
The awe of understanding -- Scale -- Space and time -- Energy and matter -- The quantum world -- Thermodynamics and the arrow of time -- Unification -- The future of physics -- The usefulness of physics -- Thinking like a physicist
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
xv, 313 pages
Isbn
9780691182308
Lccn
2019029700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1119574957
Label
The world according to physics, Jim Al-Khalili
Publication
Bar code
31223131175797
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
The awe of understanding -- Scale -- Space and time -- Energy and matter -- The quantum world -- Thermodynamics and the arrow of time -- Unification -- The future of physics -- The usefulness of physics -- Thinking like a physicist
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
xv, 313 pages
Isbn
9780691182308
Lccn
2019029700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1119574957

Library Locations

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