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The Resource 13.8 : the quest to find the true age of the universe and the theory of everything, John Gribbin

13.8 : the quest to find the true age of the universe and the theory of everything, John Gribbin

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13.8 : the quest to find the true age of the universe and the theory of everything
Title
13.8
Title remainder
the quest to find the true age of the universe and the theory of everything
Statement of responsibility
John Gribbin
Title variation
  • Thirteen point eight
  • Thirteen, eight
  • Quest to find the true age of the universe and the theory of everything
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The twentieth century gave us two great theories of physics. The general theory of relativity describes the behavior of very large things, and quantum theory dictates the behavior of the very small. In this landmark book, John Gribbin-one of the best-known science writers of the past thirty years-shows how two cosmic birthdates give us a clue to these theories' harmonious existence. With his inimitable mixture of science, history, and biography, Gribbin explains that-despite skepticism among many physicists-quantum and general relativity theory are very compatible, and point to a deep truth about the nature of our existence. The key, he argues, is that the oldest stars are just a bit younger than the age of the universe: 13.8 billion years
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
523.12
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QB981
LC item number
.G753 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
13.8 : the quest to find the true age of the universe and the theory of everything, John Gribbin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-234) 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.
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 242 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300218275
Isbn Type
(hc)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
13.8 : the quest to find the true age of the universe and the theory of everything, John Gribbin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-234) 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.
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 242 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300218275
Isbn Type
(hc)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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