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The Resource The universe as it really is : Earth, space, matter, and time, Thomas R. Scott ; with the assistance of James Lawrence Powell

The universe as it really is : Earth, space, matter, and time, Thomas R. Scott ; with the assistance of James Lawrence Powell

Label
The universe as it really is : Earth, space, matter, and time
Title
The universe as it really is
Title remainder
Earth, space, matter, and time
Statement of responsibility
Thomas R. Scott ; with the assistance of James Lawrence Powell
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The universe that science reveals to us can seem far outside the comfort zone of the human mind. Subjects near and far open up dizzying vistas, from the infinitesimal to the colossal. Humanity, the unlikely product of uncountable coincidences on unimaginable scales, inhabits a tumultuous universe that extends from our immediate environs to the most distant galaxies and beyond. But when the mind balks at the vertiginous complexity of the universe, science unveils the elegance amid the chaos. In this book, Thomas R. Scott ventures into the known and the unknown to explain our universe and the laws that govern it. The Universe as It Really Is begins with physics and the building blocks of the universe--time, gravity, light, and elementary particles--and chemistry's ability to explain the interactions among them. Scott, with the assistance of James Lawrence Powell, next tours the earth and atmospheric sciences to explain the forces that shape our planet and then takes off for the stars to describe our place in the cosmos. He provides vivid introductions to our collective scientific inheritance, narrating discoveries such as the shape of the atom and the nature of the nucleus or how we use GPS to measure time and what that has to do with relativity. A clear demonstration of the power of scientific reasoning to bring the incomprehensible within our grasp, The Universe as It Really Is gives an engrossing account of just how much we do understand about the world around us
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Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scott, Thomas R
Dewey number
523.01
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC806
LC item number
.S375 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Powell, James Lawrence
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cosmic physics
  • Space sciences
  • Earth (Planet)
  • Universe
  • Gravitational fields
  • Meteorology
  • SCIENCE
  • Cosmic physics
  • Gravitational fields
  • Meteorology
  • Space sciences
  • Earth (Planet)
  • Universe
Label
The universe as it really is : Earth, space, matter, and time, Thomas R. Scott ; with the assistance of James Lawrence Powell
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- It's elementary -- Getting together : atoms to molecules -- Gravity -- Time -- Light -- Earth : a biography -- Earth : a physical exam -- Atmosphere and weather -- Oceans -- The sun -- The solar system -- The Milky Way -- Cosmos
Control code
1037351569
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 347 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231545761
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • 22573/ctv13vp5f
  • bfd381bb-eef3-407d-b3b2-ecf3c060837c
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1037351569
Label
The universe as it really is : Earth, space, matter, and time, Thomas R. Scott ; with the assistance of James Lawrence Powell
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- It's elementary -- Getting together : atoms to molecules -- Gravity -- Time -- Light -- Earth : a biography -- Earth : a physical exam -- Atmosphere and weather -- Oceans -- The sun -- The solar system -- The Milky Way -- Cosmos
Control code
1037351569
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 347 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231545761
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctv13vp5f
  • bfd381bb-eef3-407d-b3b2-ecf3c060837c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1037351569

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