The Resource The accidental universe : the world you thought you knew, Alan Lightman, (electronic resource)

The accidental universe : the world you thought you knew, Alan Lightman, (electronic resource)

Label
The accidental universe : the world you thought you knew
Title
The accidental universe
Title remainder
the world you thought you knew
Statement of responsibility
Alan Lightman
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Language
eng
Summary
From the acclaimed author of Einstein's Dreams and Mr. g comes a meditation on the unexpected ways in which recent scientific findings have shaped our understanding of ourselves and our place in the cosmos. With all the passion, curiosity, and precise yet lyrical prose that have marked his previous books, Alan Lightman here explores the emotional and philosophical questions raised by discoveries in science, focusing most intently on the human condition and the needs of humankind. He looks at the difficult dialogue between science and religion, the conflict between our human desire for permanence and the impermanence of nature, the possibility that our universe is simply an accident, the manner in which modern technology has separated us from direct experience of the world, and our resistance to the view that our bodies and minds can be explained by scientific logic and laws. And behind all of these considerations is the suggestion-at once haunting and exhilarating-that what we see and understand of the world is only a tiny piece of the extraordinary, perhaps unfathomable whole
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1948-
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Lightman, Alan P.
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Literary text for sound recordings
other
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Read by Bronson Pinchot
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  • Pinchot, Bronson
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  • Cosmology
  • Astronomy
  • Physics
  • Intuition
  • Instinct
  • Thought and thinking
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Universe
Target audience
adult
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Label
The accidental universe : the world you thought you knew, Alan Lightman, (electronic resource)
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MWT11053404
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Edition
Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (3hr., 52 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781482955996
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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digital.
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MWT11053404
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
The accidental universe : the world you thought you knew, Alan Lightman, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11053404
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (3hr., 52 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781482955996
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11053404
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
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