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1 John D. Barrow Constants of nature: From Alph to Omega 026737 2003 Book  
2 Umberto Eco This is not the end of the book: A conversation curated by Jean-Philippe de Tonac 024761 2012 Book  
3 Steven Weinberg Dreams of a final theory 010510 1993 Book  
4 Brian Greene Elegant universe: Superstrings, hidden dimensions, and the quest for the ultimate theory 016860 2000 Book  
5 Douglas R. Hofstadter Godel, Escher and Bach an eternal golden braid 000643 1979 Book  
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TitleConstants of nature: From Alph to Omega
Author(s)John D. Barrow
PublicationLondon, 1. Vintage Books 2. Vintage Books, London, 2003.
Description350p.
Abstract NoteThe constants of nature are the numbers that define the essence of the Universe. They tell us how strong its forces are, and what its fundamental laws can do: the strength of gravity, of magnetism, the speed of light, and the masses of the smallest particles of matter. They encode the deepest secrets of the Universe and express at once our greatest knowledge and our greatest ignorance about the cosmos. Their existence has taught us the profound truth that Nature abounds with unseen regularities. Yet, while we have become skilled at measuring the values of these constants, our frustrating inability to explain or predict their values shows how much we still have to learn about the inner workings of the Universe. What is the ultimate status of these constants of Nature? Are they truly constant? Could life have evolved and persisted if they were even slightly different? And are there other Universes where they are different? These are some of the issues that this book grapples with. It looks back to the discoveries of the first constants of Nature and the impact they had on scientists like Einstein. This book also tells the story of a tantalising new development in astronomy. For the first time astronomical observations are suggesting that some of the constants of Nature were different when the Universe was younger. So are our laws of Nature slowly changing? Is anything about our Universe immune from the ravages of time? Are there any constants of Nature at all?
ISBN,Price9780099286479 : Rs 475.00(PB)
Classification524.8
Keyword(s)1. CONSTANTS 2. COSMOLOGY
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TitleThis is not the end of the book: A conversation curated by Jean-Philippe de Tonac
Author(s)Umberto Eco;Jean - Claude Carriere;Polly McLean (tr.)
PublicationLondon, Vintage Books, 2012.
Descriptionxi, 336p.
Abstract NoteA book lover today might sometimes feel like the fictional medieval friar William of Baskerville in Eco’s The Name of the Rose, watching the written word become lost to time. In This Is Not the End of the Book, that book’s author, Umberto Eco, and his fellow raconteur Jean-Claude Carriere sit down for a dazzling dialogue about memory and the pitfalls, blanks, omissions, and irredeemable losses of which it is made. Both men collect rare and precious books, and they joyously hold up books as hardy survivors, engaging in a critical, impassioned, and rollicking journey through book history, from papyrus scrolls to the e-book. Along the way, they touch upon science and subjectivity, dialectics and anecdotes, and they wear their immense learning lightly. A smiling tribute to what Marshall McLuhan called the Gutenberg Galaxy, this dialogue will be a delight for all readers and book lovers.
ISBN,Price9780099552451 : Rs. 333.00(PB)
Classification002(091)
Keyword(s)BOOK - HISTORY
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024761   002(091)/ECO/024761  On Shelf    

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TitleDreams of a final theory
Author(s)Steven Weinberg
PublicationNew York, Vintage Books, 1993.
Descriptionxi,340pp.
ISBN,Price840
Classification53
Keyword(s)1. FINAL THEORY 2. QUANTUM THEORY 3. RELATIVITY
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010510   53/WEI/010510  Withdrawn    
023667   53/WEI/023667  On Shelf    

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TitleElegant universe: Superstrings, hidden dimensions, and the quest for the ultimate theory
Author(s)Brian Greene
PublicationNew York, Vintage Books, 2000.
Descriptionxiii, 448p.
ISBN,Price0-375-70811-1
Classification530.1:539.12
Keyword(s)1. COSMOLOGY 2. STRING THEORY 3. THEORY OF THE UNIVERSE
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016860   530.1:539.12/GRE/016860  On Shelf    

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TitleGodel, Escher and Bach an eternal golden braid
Author(s)Douglas R. Hofstadter
PublicationNew York, Vintage Books, 1979.
Descriptionxix,759p.
Classification510
Keyword(s)1. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE 2. METAMATHEMATICS 3. SYMMETRY
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000643   510/HOF/000643  On Shelf    

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