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The Resource The accidental universe : the world you thought you knew, by Alan Lightman

The accidental universe : the world you thought you knew, by Alan Lightman

Label
The accidental universe : the world you thought you knew
Title
The accidental universe
Title remainder
the world you thought you knew
Statement of responsibility
by Alan Lightman
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A meditation on the unexpected ways in which recent scientific findings have shaped our understanding of ourselves and our place in the cosmos. With all the passion, curiosity, and precise yet lyrical prose that have marked his previous books, Alan Lightman here explores the emotional and philosophical questions raised by discoveries in science, focusing most intently on the human condition and the needs of humankind. He looks at the difficult dialogue between science and religion, the conflict between our desire for permanence and the impermanence of nature, the possibility that our universe is simply an accident, the manner in which modern technology has separated us from direct experience of the world, and our resistance to the view that our bodies and minds can be explained by science. And behind all of these considerations is the suggestion that what we see and understand of the world is only a tiny piece of the extraordinary--perhaps unfathomable--whole
Cataloging source
BLACP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lightman, Alan P.
Dewey number
523.1
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
QB981
LC item number
.L55 2014d
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Bronson Pinchot
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Pinchot, Bronson
  • Blackstone Audio, Inc
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  • Cosmology
  • Universe
  • Astronomy
  • Physics
  • Intuition
  • Instinct
  • Thought and thinking
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Lightman, Alan P
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
The accidental universe : the world you thought you knew, by Alan Lightman
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Publication
Copyright
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  • Compact discs
  • Duration: 4:00:00
  • "Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn860981753
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
3 audio discs (approximately 4 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781482955965
Isbn Type
(library ed.)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
Z8856
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)860981753
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The accidental universe : the world you thought you knew, by Alan Lightman
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Duration: 4:00:00
  • "Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn860981753
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
3 audio discs (approximately 4 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781482955965
Isbn Type
(library ed.)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
Z8856
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)860981753
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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