HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Cosmological Koans: A Journey to the Heart…
Loading...

Cosmological Koans: A Journey to the Heart of Physical Reality (edition 2019)

by Anthony Aguirre (Author)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
171900,745 (3.5)None
Cosmological Koans invites the reader into an intellectual adventure of the highest order. Through more than fifty Koans--pleasingly paradoxical vignettes following the ancient Zen tradition--leading physicist Anthony Aguirre takes the reader across the world from West to East, and through ideas spanning the age, breadth, and depth of the Universe. Using these beguiling Koans (Could there be a civilization on a mote of dust? How much of your fate have you made? Who cleans the universe?) and a flair for explaining complex science, Aguirre covers cosmic questions that scientific giants from Aristotle to Galileo to Heisenberg have grappled with, from the meaning of quantum theory and the nature of time to the origin of multiple universes. A playful and enlightening book, Cosmological Koans explores the strange hinterland between the deep structure of the physical world and our personal experience of it, giving readers what Einstein himself called "the most beautiful and deepest experience" anyone can have: a sense of the mysterious.… (more)
Member:MGPrelec
Title:Cosmological Koans: A Journey to the Heart of Physical Reality
Authors:Anthony Aguirre (Author)
Info:W. W. Norton & Company (2019), Edition: 1, 384 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:***
Tags:None

Work details

Cosmological Koans: A Journey to the Heart of Physical Reality by Anthony Aguirre

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Very interesting and more about thinking like a scientist than just science. ( )
  TheoSmit | Dec 2, 2019 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

No library descriptions found.

Book description
Haiku summary

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.5)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3 1
3.5
4 1
4.5
5

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 141,638,169 books! | Top bar: Always visible