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The Resource About time : cosmology and culture at the twilight of the big bang, Adam Frank

About time : cosmology and culture at the twilight of the big bang, Adam Frank

Label
About time : cosmology and culture at the twilight of the big bang
Title
About time
Title remainder
cosmology and culture at the twilight of the big bang
Statement of responsibility
Adam Frank
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Big Bang is dead and astrophysicist Adam Frank explains how our experience of time will change as a result"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frank, Adam
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB981
LC item number
.F67 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cosmology
  • Big bang theory
  • Beginning
  • Life
  • Space and time
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
Label
About time : cosmology and culture at the twilight of the big bang, Adam Frank
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 373-387) and index
Contents
Talking sky, working stone and living field : from prehistory to the agricultural revolution -- The city, the cycle and the epicycle : from the urban revolution to a rational universe -- The clock, the bell tower and the spheres of God : from the medieval monastery to the renaissance cosmos -- Cosmic machines, illuminated night and the factory clock : from Newton's universe to thermodynamics and the Industrial Revolution -- The telegraph, the electric clock and the block universe : the imperatives of simultaneity from time zones to Einstein's cosmos -- The expanding universe, radio hours and washing machine time : speed, cosmology and culture between the world wars --The Big Bang, Telstar and a new Armageddon : the nuclear big bang's triumph in a televised space age -- Inflation, cell phones and the outlook universe : information revolutions and the big bang gets in trouble -- Wheels within wheels : cyclic universes and the challenge of quantum gravity : eternal time through repeating time -- Ever-changing eternities : the promise and perils of a multiverse : eternal inflation, arrows of time and the anthropic principle -- Giving up the ghost : the end of beginnings and the end of time : cosmology's radical alternatives in three acts -- In the fields of leaning grass : ending the beginning in human and cosmic time
Control code
687665904
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed
Extent
xxi, 406 p.
Isbn
9781439169599
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011011345
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)687665904
Label
About time : cosmology and culture at the twilight of the big bang, Adam Frank
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 373-387) and index
Contents
Talking sky, working stone and living field : from prehistory to the agricultural revolution -- The city, the cycle and the epicycle : from the urban revolution to a rational universe -- The clock, the bell tower and the spheres of God : from the medieval monastery to the renaissance cosmos -- Cosmic machines, illuminated night and the factory clock : from Newton's universe to thermodynamics and the Industrial Revolution -- The telegraph, the electric clock and the block universe : the imperatives of simultaneity from time zones to Einstein's cosmos -- The expanding universe, radio hours and washing machine time : speed, cosmology and culture between the world wars --The Big Bang, Telstar and a new Armageddon : the nuclear big bang's triumph in a televised space age -- Inflation, cell phones and the outlook universe : information revolutions and the big bang gets in trouble -- Wheels within wheels : cyclic universes and the challenge of quantum gravity : eternal time through repeating time -- Ever-changing eternities : the promise and perils of a multiverse : eternal inflation, arrows of time and the anthropic principle -- Giving up the ghost : the end of beginnings and the end of time : cosmology's radical alternatives in three acts -- In the fields of leaning grass : ending the beginning in human and cosmic time
Control code
687665904
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed
Extent
xxi, 406 p.
Isbn
9781439169599
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011011345
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)687665904

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