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The Resource The great unknown : seven journeys to the frontiers of science, Marcus du Sautoy

The great unknown : seven journeys to the frontiers of science, Marcus du Sautoy

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The great unknown : seven journeys to the frontiers of science
Title
The great unknown
Title remainder
seven journeys to the frontiers of science
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Marcus du Sautoy
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eng
Summary
"A captivating journey to the outer frontiers of human knowledge by the popular presenter of Netflix's The Story of Math. Ever since the dawn of civilization we have been driven by a desire to know--to understand the physical world and the laws of nature. But are there limits to human knowledge? This tantalizing question has inspired scientists and functioned as a spur to innovation. Now, Marcus du Sautoy invites us to join him on a journey to the outer reaches of human understanding as there are still lots of deep mysteries waiting to be solved. Are some things beyond the predictive powers of science? Or are those challenges simply the next big discovery waiting to happen? Du Sautoy takes us into the minds of science's greatest innovators and reveals the fraught circumstances of their discoveries. He reminds us that major breakthroughs were often ridiculed at the time of their discovery. And he carries us on a whirlwind tour of seven Edges of knowledge--chaos theory, matter, quantum physics, the universe, time, consciousness and infinity--grounding a deeply personal exploration in simple concepts like the roll of dice, the notes of a cello, or how a clock measures time"--
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The award-winning author of The Music of the Primes and popular presenter of Netflix's The Story of Math explores the once-ridiculed theories of history's greatest innovators and the outer reaches of human knowledge to consider what discoveries may lie beyond the predictive powers of science
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Du Sautoy, Marcus
Dewey number
500
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q180.55.D57
LC item number
D85 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Discoveries in science
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • MATHEMATICS
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Discoveries in science
  • Knowledge, Theory of
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adult
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seven journeys to the frontiers of science
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The great unknown : seven journeys to the frontiers of science, Marcus du Sautoy
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Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain as What we cannot know by 4th Estate, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-435) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Zero : the known unknowns -- First edge : chaos -- Second edge : matter -- Third edge : quantum physics -- Fourth edge : the universe -- Fifth edge : time -- Sixth edge : consciousness -- Seventh edge : infinity -- Beyond the edge
Control code
ocn953842959
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
450 pages
Isbn
9780735221802
Lccn
2016056835
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)953842959
Label
The great unknown : seven journeys to the frontiers of science, Marcus du Sautoy
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain as What we cannot know by 4th Estate, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-435) 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
Zero : the known unknowns -- First edge : chaos -- Second edge : matter -- Third edge : quantum physics -- Fourth edge : the universe -- Fifth edge : time -- Sixth edge : consciousness -- Seventh edge : infinity -- Beyond the edge
Control code
ocn953842959
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
450 pages
Isbn
9780735221802
Lccn
2016056835
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)953842959

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