The Resource A sense of the mysterious : science and the human spirit, Alan Lightman

A sense of the mysterious : science and the human spirit, Alan Lightman

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A sense of the mysterious : science and the human spirit
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A sense of the mysterious
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science and the human spirit
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Alan Lightman
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eng
Summary
A lyrical collection of science writing that delves into the mysteries of the scientific process-- physics, astronomy, mathematics-- and exposes its beauty and intrigue. In these essays, Lightman explores the emotional life of science, the power of imagination, the creative moment, and the alternate ways in which scientists and humanists think about the world. Along the way, he provides in-depth portraits of some of the great geniuses of our time, including Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, Edward Teller, and astronomer Vera Rubin. Thoughtful, beautifully written, and wonderfully original, A Sense of the Mysterious confirms Alan Lightman's unique position at the crossroads of science and art
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CaBVa
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1948-
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Lightman, Alan P.
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Narrated by Bronson Pinchot
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Pinchot, Bronson
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  • Lightman, Alan P
  • Creative ability in science
  • Science
  • Scientists
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A sense of the mysterious : science and the human spirit, Alan Lightman
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4 3/4 in.
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  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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Unabridged.
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1 audio disc (5 hr., 30 min.)
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direct electronic
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mass produced
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plastic with metal
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ZMcqpw
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sound
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digital recording
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  • optical disk
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1.4m. per second (discs)
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Label
A sense of the mysterious : science and the human spirit, Alan Lightman
Publication
Note
Title from container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 audio disc (5 hr., 30 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Publisher number
ZMcqpw
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
System requirements: CD/MP3 player or MP3 playback software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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