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The number of the heavens : a history of the multiverse and the quest to understand the cosmos

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Princeton PL - Princeton 523.12 Sie (Text) 30890000732618 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780674975880
  • ISBN: 067497588X
  • Physical Description: print
    x, 330 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2019]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-316) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Out of chaos, a multiverse -- Robert Grosseteste's multiverse -- Aristotle versus the atomists -- The condemnation of 1277 -- Condemnation aftermath -- Cusa and Copernicus -- Wandering in immensity -- Planets and people -- Island universes -- E pluribus universe -- Many quantum worlds -- Anthropic cosmology -- Brane worlds -- Defining the multiverse.
Summary, etc.: "One of the most controversial, cutting-edge ideas in cosmology--the possibility that there exist multiple parallel universes--in fact has a long history. Tom Siegfried reminds us that the size and number of the heavens have been contested since ancient times. His story offers deep lessons about the nature of science and the quest for understanding"--
Subject: Multiverse History
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