The Dancing Universe: From Creation Myths to the Big Bang / Edition 1

The Dancing Universe: From Creation Myths to the Big Bang / Edition 1

by Marcelo Gleiser
     
 

ISBN-10: 158465466X

ISBN-13: 9781584654667

Pub. Date: 03/03/2005

Publisher: Dartmouth College Press

Marcelo Gleiser refutes the notion that science and spirituality are irreconcilable. In The Dancing Universe, he traces mystical, philosophical, and scientific ideas about the cosmos through the past twenty-five centuries, from the ancient creation myths of numerous cultures to contemporary theories about an ever-expanding universe. He also explores the lives and

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Marcelo Gleiser refutes the notion that science and spirituality are irreconcilable. In The Dancing Universe, he traces mystical, philosophical, and scientific ideas about the cosmos through the past twenty-five centuries, from the ancient creation myths of numerous cultures to contemporary theories about an ever-expanding universe. He also explores the lives and ideas of history’s greatest scientists, including Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Newton, and Einstein. By exploring how scientists have unlocked the secrets of gravity, matter, time, and space, Gleiser offers fresh perspective on the debate between science and faith.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584654667
Publisher:
Dartmouth College Press
Publication date:
03/03/2005
Series:
Understanding Science and Technology
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,200,833
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the 2005 Edition
Beginnings - Creation Myths - The Greeks
The Awakening - The Sun, the Church, and the New Astronomy - The Pious Heretic - The Triumph of Reason
The Classical Era - The World Is an Intricate Machine
Modern Times - Of Things Fast - Of Things Small
Modeling the Universe - Inventing Universes - Beginnings
Epilogue: Dancing with the Universe
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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