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Masks of the universe : changing ideas on the nature of the cosmos

Author: Edward Robert Harrison
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Robert Harrison
ISBN: 0521773512 9780521773515
OCLC Number: 50441595
Description: ix, 331 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introducing the masks --
Part I. Worlds in the Making: --
The magic Universe --
The mythic Universe --
The geometric Universe --
The medieval Universe --
The infinite Universe --
The mechanistic Universe --
Part II. The Heart Divine: --
Dance of the atoms and waves --
Fabric of space and time --
What then is time? --
Nearer to the heart's desire --
The cosmic tide --
Do dreams come true? --
Part III. The Cloud of Unknowing: --
The witch Universe --
The spear of Archytas --
All that is made --
The cloud of unknowing --
Learned ignorance.
Responsibility: Edward Harrison.
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