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Lucifer's legacy : the meaning of asymmetry

Author: F E Close
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Over time, scientists have investigated the 'fearful symmetry' that seemed to underlie the Universe. But increasingly, it looks as if life is the result of cosmic asymmetry. This book follows the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F E Close
ISBN: 019866267X 9780198662679
OCLC Number: 46945431
Notes: Originally published: 2000.
Includes index.
Description: 259 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: 1. Lucifer --
2. Symmetry at large --
3. Through the looking glass --
4. Mirror molecules and the origins of life --
5. Unearthly visions --
6. Electrick virtue --
7. Heart of the matter --
8. Glimpse of symmetry --
9. Lost symmetries --
10. Nature's sleight of hand --
11. Antimatter matters --
12. Back to the future --
13. Lucifer's legacy.
Responsibility: Frank Close.

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"[A] jewel of a book....Close, a professor of physics at the University of Birmingham in England, embarks on a deep and illuminating exploration of the symmetries and asymmetries that surround Read more...

 
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