Knocking on heaven's door : how physics and scientific thinking illuminate the universe and the modern world (Book, 2011) [Hayden Memorial Library @ Citrus College]
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Knocking on heaven's door : how physics and scientific thinking illuminate the universe and the modern world

Author: Lisa Randall
Publisher: New York : Ecco, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"From the one of Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World"--And bestselling author of Warped Passages--an exhilarating and readable overview of the latest ideas in physics and a rousing defense of the role of science in our lives"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Randall
ISBN: 006172372X 9780061723728 9780061723735 0061723738
OCLC Number: 703206321
Description: xxi, 442 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Scaling reality. What's so small to you is so large to me ; Unlocking secrets ; Living in a material world ; Looking for answers --
pt. II. Scaling matter. The magical mystery tour ; "Seeing" is believing ; The edge of the universe --
pt. III. Machinery, measurements, and probability. One ring to rule them all ; The return of the ring ; Black holes that will devour the world ; Risky business ; Measurement and uncertainty ; The CMS and ATLAS experiments ; Identifying particles --
pt. IV. Modeling, predicting, and anticipating results. Truth, beauty, and other scientific misconceptions ; The Higgs boson ; The world's next top model ; Bottom-up versus top-down --
pt. V. Scaling the universe. Inside out ; What's so large to you is so small to me ; Visitors from the dark side --
pt. VI. Roundup. Think globally and act locally ; Conclusion.
Responsibility: Lisa Randall.
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1610475867688_503528
991001134869705351

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"From the one of Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World"--And bestselling author of Warped Passages--an exhilarating and readable overview of the latest ideas in physics and a rousing defense of the role of science in our lives"--Provided by publisher.
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