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The Resource The book of nothing : vacuums, voids, and the latest ideas about the origins of the universe, John D. Barrow

The book of nothing : vacuums, voids, and the latest ideas about the origins of the universe, John D. Barrow

Label
The book of nothing : vacuums, voids, and the latest ideas about the origins of the universe
Title
The book of nothing
Title remainder
vacuums, voids, and the latest ideas about the origins of the universe
Statement of responsibility
John D. Barrow
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Explores the concept of nothingness, from the origins of zero in ancient India to attempts by modern mathematics, cosmology, theology, and physics to explain the role of "nothing" in the structure of the universe
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barrow, John D.
Dewey number
111/.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA141
LC item number
.B36 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Zero (The number)
  • Vacuum
  • Nothing (Philosophy)
Label
The book of nothing : vacuums, voids, and the latest ideas about the origins of the universe, John D. Barrow
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [303]-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The No-entry Problem and the Babylonian Zero
  • The Mayan Zero
  • The Indian Zero
  • Indian Conceptions of Nothingness
  • The Travelling Zeros
  • The Evolution of Words for Zero
  • A Final Accounting
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Welcome to the Hotel Infinity
  • Greeks, Bearing Gifts
  • Nothingology--Flying to Nowhere
  • Islamic Art
  • St Augustine
  • The Medieval Labyrinth
  • Writers and Readers
  • Shakespearean Nothings
  • Paradox Lost
  • Constructing Nothing
  • The Search for a Vacuum
  • A Tale of Two Nothings
  • How Much of Space Is Space?
  • Mysteries of Non-existence
  • The Drift Towards the Ether
  • Newton and the Ether: To Be Or Not To Be?
  • Darkness in the Ether
  • Natural Theology of the Ether
  • A Decisive Experiment
  • The Amazing Shrinking Man
  • Einstein and the End of the Old Ether
  • Whatever Happened to Zero?
  • Absolute Truth--Where Is It To Be Found?
  • Many Zeros
  • Nothing Ventured
  • Creation Out of the Empty Set
  • Surreal Numbers
  • God and the Empty Set
  • Long Division
  • Empty Universes
  • Dealing With Entire Universes on Paper
  • Vacuum Universes
  • Ernst Mach--A Man of Principle
  • Lambda--A New Cosmic Force
  • Deep Connections
  • Nothing Gained
  • The Box That Can Never Be Empty
  • It's a Small World After All
  • The New Vacuum
  • All At Sea in the Vacuum
  • The Lamb Shift
  • Forces of the World Unite
  • Vacuum Polarisation
  • Black Holes
  • How Many Vacuums Are There?
  • Zero--The Whole Story
  • The Origin of Zero
  • Egypt--In Need of Nothing
  • Babylon--The Writing Is on the Wall
Control code
44676021
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xv, 361 pages
Isbn
9780375420993
Lccn
00058894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The book of nothing : vacuums, voids, and the latest ideas about the origins of the universe, John D. Barrow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [303]-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The No-entry Problem and the Babylonian Zero
  • The Mayan Zero
  • The Indian Zero
  • Indian Conceptions of Nothingness
  • The Travelling Zeros
  • The Evolution of Words for Zero
  • A Final Accounting
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Welcome to the Hotel Infinity
  • Greeks, Bearing Gifts
  • Nothingology--Flying to Nowhere
  • Islamic Art
  • St Augustine
  • The Medieval Labyrinth
  • Writers and Readers
  • Shakespearean Nothings
  • Paradox Lost
  • Constructing Nothing
  • The Search for a Vacuum
  • A Tale of Two Nothings
  • How Much of Space Is Space?
  • Mysteries of Non-existence
  • The Drift Towards the Ether
  • Newton and the Ether: To Be Or Not To Be?
  • Darkness in the Ether
  • Natural Theology of the Ether
  • A Decisive Experiment
  • The Amazing Shrinking Man
  • Einstein and the End of the Old Ether
  • Whatever Happened to Zero?
  • Absolute Truth--Where Is It To Be Found?
  • Many Zeros
  • Nothing Ventured
  • Creation Out of the Empty Set
  • Surreal Numbers
  • God and the Empty Set
  • Long Division
  • Empty Universes
  • Dealing With Entire Universes on Paper
  • Vacuum Universes
  • Ernst Mach--A Man of Principle
  • Lambda--A New Cosmic Force
  • Deep Connections
  • Nothing Gained
  • The Box That Can Never Be Empty
  • It's a Small World After All
  • The New Vacuum
  • All At Sea in the Vacuum
  • The Lamb Shift
  • Forces of the World Unite
  • Vacuum Polarisation
  • Black Holes
  • How Many Vacuums Are There?
  • Zero--The Whole Story
  • The Origin of Zero
  • Egypt--In Need of Nothing
  • Babylon--The Writing Is on the Wall
Control code
44676021
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xv, 361 pages
Isbn
9780375420993
Lccn
00058894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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