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The penultimate curiosity : how science swims in the slipstream of ultimate questions

Author: Roger Wagner; Andrew Briggs
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book sets out to answer one of the most profound questions about the development of human thought: why it is that throughout the long journey from cave painting to quantum physics what we now  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Wagner; Andrew Briggs
ISBN: 9780198747956 0198747950
OCLC Number: 999364340
Notes: Reprint with corrections.
First published: 2016.
Description: xxiii, 468 pages : illustrations (black and white and colour) ; 25 cm
Contents: PART I: IN THE BEGINNING I; PART II: GOD DRIVEN SCIENCE; PART III: ENCOUNTERS IN ALEXANDRIA; PART IV: THE LONG ARGUMENT; PART V: THE OPEN BOOK OF HEAVEN; PART VI: PRIESTS OF NATURE; PART VII: THE OCEAN OF TRUTH; PART VIII: VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY; PART IX: IN THE BEGINNING II; PART X: THROUGH THE LABORATORY DOOR; PART XI: EPILOGUE
Responsibility: Roger Wagner and Andrew Briggs.

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