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The heritage of Copernicus: theories "pleasing to the mind".

Author: Jerzy Neyman
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass., MIT Press [1974]
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Essays
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Neyman, Jerzy, 1894-1981.
Heritage of Copernicus: theories "pleasing to the mind".
Cambridge, Mass., MIT Press [1974]
(OCoLC)608991009
Named Person: Nicolaus Copernicus; Nicolaus Copernicus; Copernicus, Nicolaus <1473-1543>; Nicolaus Copernicus; Nicolaus Copernicus
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerzy Neyman
ISBN: 0262140217 9780262140218
OCLC Number: 874206
Notes: "The Copernican volume of the National Academy of Sciences."
Description: x, 542 pages illustrations 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Nicholas Copernicus (Mikolaj Koppernik): an intellectual revolutionary / Jerzy Neyman --
Harlow Shapley and the discovery of the center of our galaxy / Bart J. Bok --
Edwin Hubble and the universe outside our galaxy / Donald W. Goldsmith --
Explosive events in the universe / Wlodzimierz Zonn --
Modern riddles of cosmology / G. Burbidge and M. Burbidge --
The molecular basis of life / Robert L. Sinsheimer --
Darwin and Mendel --
the materialist revolution / R. C. Lewontin --
Informational macromolecules and biological evolution / E. Margoliash --
On the origin of cells: the development of a Copernican revolution / Seymour S. Cohen --
The first laboratory synthesis of organic compounds under primitive earth conditions / Stanley L. Miller --
Neurobiology: a science in need of a Copernicus / David Hubel --
From Mendeleev to Mendelevium- and beyond / Glenn T. Seaborg --
Relativity / Rainer K. Sachs --
The impact of Quantum theory on modern physics / Victor F. Weisskopf --
The Copernican legacy for meteorology / J. Hughes --
Non-Euclidean geometry / Eugene Lukacs --
Infinities / S. M. Ulam --
The technology of thought / J. M. Hammersley --
The statistical mode of thought / Herbert Robbins --
The emergence of statistical thought in exact sciences / M. Kac --
The vital role of randomization in experiments and surveys / W. G. Cochran --
Man takes wings/ H. Guyford Stever --
The Copernicus satellite in the new era of space astronomy / Donald W. Goldsmith --
Lasers- evolution and technological use / Robert L. Carman --
Some quasi-Copernican revolutions in man's utilization of energy / Harrison Brown.
Responsibility: Edited by Jerzy Neyman.

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