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The Resource God and the atom, Victor J. Stenger

God and the atom, Victor J. Stenger

Label
God and the atom
Title
God and the atom
Statement of responsibility
Victor J. Stenger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this history of atomism from Democritus, considered by many to be the father of modern science, to the recent discovery of the Higgs boson physicist Victor J. Stenger chronicles one of the most successful scientific hypotheses ever devised. Originating separately in both Greece and India, the concept of the atom persisted for centuries, despite often running afoul of conventional thinking. Until the 20th century, no direct evidence for atoms existed. Today it is possible to actually observe atoms using a Scanning Tunneling Microscope. In God and the Atom, Stenger makes the case that the total absence of empirical facts and theoretical
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10173904
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
146/.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BD646
LC item number
.S74 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
God and the atom, Victor J. Stenger
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Ancient atomism -- Atoms lost and found -- Atomism and the scientific revolution -- The chemical atom -- Atoms revealed -- Light and the aether -- Inside the atom -- Inside the nucleus -- Quantum fields -- The rise of particle physics -- The dreams that stuff is made of -- Atoms and the cosmos -- Summary and conclusions
Control code
ocn818827986
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9781616147532
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012044571
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)818827986
Label
God and the atom, Victor J. Stenger
Publication
Contents
Ancient atomism -- Atoms lost and found -- Atomism and the scientific revolution -- The chemical atom -- Atoms revealed -- Light and the aether -- Inside the atom -- Inside the nucleus -- Quantum fields -- The rise of particle physics -- The dreams that stuff is made of -- Atoms and the cosmos -- Summary and conclusions
Control code
ocn818827986
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9781616147532
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012044571
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)818827986

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