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The dancing universe [electronic resource] : from creation myths to the big bang / Marcelo Gleiser.

Gleiser, Marcelo. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781611683950 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1611683955 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 338 p.) : ill.
  • Edition: First Dartmouth College/UPNE paperback ed.
  • Publisher: Hanover, NH : Dartmouth College Press, c2005.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [320]-325) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Creation myths -- The Greeks -- The sun, the church, and the new astronomy -- The pious heretic -- The triumph of reason -- The world is an intricate machine -- Of things fast -- Of things small -- Inventing universes -- Beginnings -- Epilogue: Dancing with the universe.
Summary, etc.: Surveying scientists' and philosophers' ideas about the universe over the past twenty-five centuries, a prominent physicist plumbs the relationship between science and mythology, showing how recent theories of the universe's origin recall ancient creation myths.
Source of Description Note: Description based on print version record.
Subject: Cosmology.
SCIENCE / Cosmology
Genre: Electronic books.

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