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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Universe on a T-shirt.
New York : Arcade Pub., 2004
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|Description:||x, 246 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm|
|Contents:||Shadow and light; the Greek world and the beginning of science --
New vision; Copernican revolution --
Heaven and earth; Galileo, Newton, and birth of modern science --
Flashes of insight; electricity, magnetism, and light --
Relativity, space, and time; Einstein's revolution --
Quantum theory and modern physics; things get even weirder --
Tying up loose ends; string theory to the rescue? --
What does it all mean?; science, God, and the limits of understanding.
With as much emphasis on history as on science, Falk's accessible approach is ideal for readers who are intrigued by the advances in modern physics but still wonder what theoretical physicists are searching for, and why."--Jacket.