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The Book of Nothing: Vacuums, Voids, and the Latest Ideas about the Origins of the Universe

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Synopsis:

In this dizzyingly erudite and elegant book, English cosmologist Barrow explores the history and myriad implications of nothingness. Ranging through mathematics and philosophy, literature, theology, quantum theory and cosmology, "The Book of Nothing" explores the hold this concept has on the human imagination.

About the Author

John D. Barrow is research professor of mathematical sciences in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University. His previous books include Theories of Everything, The Artful Universe, Impossibility, Between Inner and Outer Space, The Universe That Discovered Itself, and The Origin of the Universe. He lives in England.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375726095
Author:
Barrow, John D.
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Barrow, John D.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
History
Subject:
Cosmology
Subject:
Vacuum
Subject:
Nothing
Subject:
Nothing (Philosophy)
Subject:
History of Science-General
Subject:
science;physics;mathematics;cosmology;philosophy;history;non-fiction;zero;astronomy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
21
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.04x5.25x.79 in. .86 lbs.

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