Knocking on heaven's door : how physics and scientific thinking illuminate the universe and the modern world
(Audiobook on CD)

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[Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Media, [2011].
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May 9, 2018
Description
The latest developments in physics have the potential to radically revise our understanding of the world: its makeup, its evolution, and the fundamental forces that drive its operation. Knocking on Heaven's Door is an exhilarating and accessible overview of these developments and an impassioned argument for the significance of science. There could be no better guide than Lisa Randall. The bestselling author of Warped Passages is an expert in both particle physics (the study of the smallest objects we know of) and cosmology (the study of the largest). In Knocking on Heaven's Door, she explores how we decide which scientific questions to study and how we go about answering them. She examines the role of risk, creativity, uncertainty, beauty, and truth in scientific thinking through provocative conversations with leading figures in other fields (such as the chef David Chang, the forecaster Nate Silver, and the screenwriter Scott Derrickson), and she explains with wit and clarity the latest ideas in physics and cosmology. Randall describes the nature and goals of the largest machine ever built: the Large Hadron Collider, the enormous particle accelerator below the border of France and Switzerland-as well as recent ideas underlying cosmology and current dark matter experiments. The most sweeping and exciting science book in years, Knocking on Heaven's Door makes clear the biggest scientific questions we face and reveals how answering them could ultimately tell us who we are and where we came from.
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Audiobook on CD
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Unabridged.
Physical Desc:
12 audio discs (14.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781452604398
UPC:
9781452604398

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Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie.
Description
Lisa Randall, the bestselling author of Warped Passages and one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World, presents an exhilarating overview of the latest ideas in physics and offers a rousing defense of the role of science in our lives.
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Compact discs.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Randall, L., & MacDuffie, C. (2011). Knocking on heaven's door: how physics and scientific thinking illuminate the universe and the modern world. Unabridged. [Old Saybrook, Conn.]: Tantor Media.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Randall, Lisa and Carrington MacDuffie. 2011. Knocking On Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World. [Old Saybrook, Conn.]: Tantor Media.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Randall, Lisa and Carrington MacDuffie, Knocking On Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World. [Old Saybrook, Conn.]: Tantor Media, 2011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Randall, Lisa,, and Carrington MacDuffie. Knocking On Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World. Unabridged. [Old Saybrook, Conn.]: Tantor Media, 2011.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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