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Galileo's finger : the ten great ideas of science

Author: Peter W Atkins
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback edView all editions and formats
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Any literate person should be familiar with the central ideas of modern science. This book introduces the author's choice of the ten great ideas of science. It aims to lead the reader through the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter W Atkins
ISBN: 0198609418 9780198609414 0198606648 9780198606642
OCLC Number: 250037461
Description: VI, 388 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme ; 20 cm
Contents: Prologue: the emergence of understanding ; 1. Evolution: the emergence of complexity ; 2. DNA: the rationalization of biology ; 3. Energy: the universalization of accountancy ; 4. Entropy: the spring of change ; 5. Atoms: the reduction of matter ; 6. Symmetry: the quantification of beauty ; 7. Quanta: the simplification of understanding ; 8. Cosmology: the globalization of reality ; 9. Spacetime: the arena of action ; 10. Arithmetic: the limitation of explanation ; Epilogue: the future of understanding ; Further Reading ; Index
Responsibility: Peter Atkins.

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