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The Resource Cosmic landscape : string theory and the illusion of intelligent design, Leonard Susskind

Cosmic landscape : string theory and the illusion of intelligent design, Leonard Susskind

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Cosmic landscape : string theory and the illusion of intelligent design
Title
Cosmic landscape
Title remainder
string theory and the illusion of intelligent design
Statement of responsibility
Leonard Susskind
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The beginning of the 21st century is a watershed in modern science, a time that will forever change our understanding of the universe, Susskind contends. Several decades ago, he introduced the revolutionary concept of string theory to the world of physical science. In doing so, he inspired a generation of physicists who believed that the theory would uniquely predict the properties of our universe. Now, in his first book, Susskind argues that the very idea of such an "elegant theory" no longer suits our understanding of the universe, and that our narrow 20th-century view of a unique universe will have to give way to the much broader concept of a gigantic cosmic landscape--a megaverse, pregnant with new possibilities.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Susskind, Leonard
Dewey number
523.1/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB981
LC item number
.S886 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cosmogony
  • Astrophysics
  • Intelligent design (Teleology)
  • String models
Label
Cosmic landscape : string theory and the illusion of intelligent design, Leonard Susskind
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The world according to Feynman -- The mother of all physics problems -- The lay of the land -- The myth of uniqueness and elegance -- Thunderbolt from heaven -- On frozen fish and boiled fish -- A rubber band-powered world -- Reincarnation -- On our own? -- The branes behind Rube Goldberg's greatest machine -- A bubble bath universe -- The black hole war -- Summing up
Control code
ocm60798474
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 403 p.
Isbn
9780316155793
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005018796
Other control number
9780316155793 (hardcover)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) l2005018796
Label
Cosmic landscape : string theory and the illusion of intelligent design, Leonard Susskind
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The world according to Feynman -- The mother of all physics problems -- The lay of the land -- The myth of uniqueness and elegance -- Thunderbolt from heaven -- On frozen fish and boiled fish -- A rubber band-powered world -- Reincarnation -- On our own? -- The branes behind Rube Goldberg's greatest machine -- A bubble bath universe -- The black hole war -- Summing up
Control code
ocm60798474
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 403 p.
Isbn
9780316155793
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005018796
Other control number
9780316155793 (hardcover)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) l2005018796

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