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The Resource 13.8

13.8

Label
13.8
Title
13.8
Statement of responsibility
John Gribbin
Title variation
  • Quest to find the true age of the universe and the theory of everything
  • Thirteen point eight
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Popular science master John Gribbin tackles the very biggest question modern science has to answer
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 the behavior of very small things. In this landmark book, John Gribbin—one of the best-known science writers of the past thirty years—presents his own version of the Holy Grail of physics, the search that has been going on for decades to find a unified “Theory of Everything” that combines these ideas into one mathematical package
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10480699
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
523.1
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the quest to find the true age of the universe and the theory of everything
Label
13.8
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=2619961
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Copyright Page; Contents; About the Author; Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; Introduction: The Most Important Fact; Part Zero: Prologue; 2.712 -- Taking the temperature of the Universe; Part One: How Do We Know the Ages of Stars?; Chapter 1: 2.898 -- Prehistory: Spectra and the nature of stars; Locating lines; Hunting helium; Hunting hydrogen; The heat of the Sun; The heat of the stars; The heat inside; Chapter 2: 0.008 -- At the heart of the Sun; A French connection; No free lunch; Seats of enormous energies; A hotter place?; A quantum of solace; Chapter 3: 7.65 -- Making 'metals'
  • Cycles and chains of fusionRocks of ages; From the Bomb to the stars; The last should be first; Stardust; Chapter 4: 13.2 -- The ages of stars; Hertzsprung, Russell and the diagram; Ashes to ashes; Globular cluster ages; White dwarf ages; Radiometric ages and the oldest known star; Black White Plates; Part Two: How Do We Know the Age of the Universe?; Chapter 5: 31.415 -- Prehistory: Galaxies and the Universe at large; The power of pure reason; One step forward, two steps back; Nebular spectroscopy; First steps; The long and winding road; An unresolved debate; A universe destroyed
  • Chapter 6: 575 -- The discovery of the expanding UniverseSurprising speeds; Taking the credit; A Russian revolution; A Priestly intercession; Chapter 7: 75 -- Sizing up the cosmic soufflé; Einstein's lost model; Keeping it simple; Across the Universe; Doubling the distances; Hubble's heir; Another Great Debate; Chapter 8: 13.8 -- Surveys and satellites; The culmination of a tradition; Too perfect?; The dark side; Supernovae and superexpansion; Sounding out the Universe; Ultimate truth; Color Plates; Glossary; Sources and Further Reading; End Notes; Index; Backinner; Back Cover
Control code
ocn932592182
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (352 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781848319196
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D2ADFDAC-8947-48C5-AE88-F75AA1C525BF
System control number
(OCoLC)932592182
Label
13.8
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=2619961
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Copyright Page; Contents; About the Author; Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; Introduction: The Most Important Fact; Part Zero: Prologue; 2.712 -- Taking the temperature of the Universe; Part One: How Do We Know the Ages of Stars?; Chapter 1: 2.898 -- Prehistory: Spectra and the nature of stars; Locating lines; Hunting helium; Hunting hydrogen; The heat of the Sun; The heat of the stars; The heat inside; Chapter 2: 0.008 -- At the heart of the Sun; A French connection; No free lunch; Seats of enormous energies; A hotter place?; A quantum of solace; Chapter 3: 7.65 -- Making 'metals'
  • Cycles and chains of fusionRocks of ages; From the Bomb to the stars; The last should be first; Stardust; Chapter 4: 13.2 -- The ages of stars; Hertzsprung, Russell and the diagram; Ashes to ashes; Globular cluster ages; White dwarf ages; Radiometric ages and the oldest known star; Black White Plates; Part Two: How Do We Know the Age of the Universe?; Chapter 5: 31.415 -- Prehistory: Galaxies and the Universe at large; The power of pure reason; One step forward, two steps back; Nebular spectroscopy; First steps; The long and winding road; An unresolved debate; A universe destroyed
  • Chapter 6: 575 -- The discovery of the expanding UniverseSurprising speeds; Taking the credit; A Russian revolution; A Priestly intercession; Chapter 7: 75 -- Sizing up the cosmic soufflé; Einstein's lost model; Keeping it simple; Across the Universe; Doubling the distances; Hubble's heir; Another Great Debate; Chapter 8: 13.8 -- Surveys and satellites; The culmination of a tradition; Too perfect?; The dark side; Supernovae and superexpansion; Sounding out the Universe; Ultimate truth; Color Plates; Glossary; Sources and Further Reading; End Notes; Index; Backinner; Back Cover
Control code
ocn932592182
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (352 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781848319196
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D2ADFDAC-8947-48C5-AE88-F75AA1C525BF
System control number
(OCoLC)932592182

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