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The discoveries : great breakthroughs in 20th century science, Alan Lightman

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The discoveries : great breakthroughs in 20th century science
Title
The discoveries
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great breakthroughs in 20th century science
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Alan Lightman
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eng
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Title
The discoveries
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Summary
Examines the impact of some of the most noteworthy scientific advances of the twentieth century, including the personalities and human drama involved, and draws on the original papers of Einstein, Bohr, Hubble, and other scientists
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Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2005.
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156512
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
509
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
Q180.55.D57
LC item number
L54 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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Alan Lightman
The discoveries : great breakthroughs in 20th century science, Alan Lightman
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [511]-526) and index
Contents
The quantum -- Hormones -- The particle nature of light -- Special relativity -- The nucleus of the atom -- The size of the cosmos -- The arrangement of atoms in solid matter -- The quantum atom -- The means of communication between nerves -- The uncertainty principle -- The chemical bond -- The expansion of the universe -- Antibiotics -- The means of production of energy in living organisms -- Nuclear fission -- The movability of genes -- The structure of DNA -- The structure of proteins -- Radio waves from the big bang -- A unified theory of forces -- Quarks : a tiniest essence of matter -- The creation of altered forms of life
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 553 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780375421686
Lccn
2005040854
Other physical details
ill.

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