The Resource Convergence : the idea at the heart of science : how the different disciplines are coming together to tell one coherent, interlocking story, and making science the basis for other forms of knowledge, Peter Watson, (electronic resource)

Convergence : the idea at the heart of science : how the different disciplines are coming together to tell one coherent, interlocking story, and making science the basis for other forms of knowledge, Peter Watson, (electronic resource)

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Convergence : the idea at the heart of science : how the different disciplines are coming together to tell one coherent, interlocking story, and making science the basis for other forms of knowledge
Title
Convergence
Title remainder
the idea at the heart of science : how the different disciplines are coming together to tell one coherent, interlocking story, and making science the basis for other forms of knowledge
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Peter Watson
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Language
eng
Summary
aA brilliant history of science over the past 150 years that offers a powerful new argument7that the many disparate scientific branches are converging on the same truths. Convergence Watson begins his narrative in the 1850s, the decade when, he argues, the convergence of the sciences began. The idea of the conservation of energy was introduced in this decade, as was Darwin's theory of evolution7both of which rocketed the sciences forward and revealed unimagined interconnections and overlaps between disciplines. The story then proceeds from each major breakthrough and major scientist to the next, leaping between fields and linking them together. Decade after decade, the story captures every major scientific advance en route to the present, proceeding like a cosmic detective story, or the world's most massive code-breaking effort. Watson's is a thrilling new approach to the history of science, revealing how each piece falls into place, and how each uncovers an "emerging order. "Convergence is, as Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg has put it, "The deepest thing about the universe. "And Watson's comprehensive and eye-opening book argues that all our scientific efforts are indeed approaching unity. Told through the eyes of the scientists themselves, charting each discovery and breakthrough, it is a gripping way to learn what we now know about the universe and where our inquiries are heading
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DLC
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1943-
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Watson, Peter
Dewey number
509
Index
index present
LC call number
Q175.32.K45
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Interdisciplinary approach to knowledge
  • Science
  • Interdisciplinary approach to knowledge
  • Science
Label
Convergence : the idea at the heart of science : how the different disciplines are coming together to tell one coherent, interlocking story, and making science the basis for other forms of knowledge, Peter Watson, (electronic resource)
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https://mcpl.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=339&titleID=2831000
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Publication
Note
Published in U.K. with different subtitle: Convergence : the deepest idea in the universe
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 2
  • Long Arm of the Laws of Physics
  • 3
  • Beneath the Pattern of the Elements
  • 81
  • 4
  • Unification of Space and Time, and of Mass and Energy
  • 105
  • 5
  • The "Consummated Marriage" of Physics and Chemistry
  • Part 1
  • 125
  • 6
  • Interplay of Chemistry and Biology: "The Intimate Connection Between Two Kingdoms"
  • 153
  • 7
  • Unity of Science Movement: "Integration is the New Aim"
  • 171
  • 8
  • Hubble, Hitler, Hiroshima: Einstein's Unifications Vindicated
  • 183
  • Most Important Unifying Ideas of All Time
  • Part 3
  • "The Friendly Invasion of the Biological Sciences by the Physical Sciences"
  • 9
  • Caltech and the Cavendish: From Atomic Physics to Molecular Biology via Quantum Chemistry
  • 207
  • 10
  • Biology, the "Most Unifying" Science: The Switch from Reduction to Composition
  • 233
  • Part 4
  • Continuum from Minerals to Man
  • 1
  • 11
  • Physics + Astronomy = Chemistry + Cosmology: The Second Evolutionary Synthesis
  • 245
  • 12
  • A Biography of Earth: The Unified Chronology of Geology, Botany, Linguistics, and Archaeology
  • 261
  • 13
  • Overlaps Between New Disciplines: Ethology, Sociobiology, and Behavioral Economics
  • 297
  • 14
  • "The Greatest of All Generalizations"
  • Climatology + Oceanography + Ethnography → Myth = Big History
  • 321
  • 15
  • Civilization = The Orchestration of Geography, Meteorology, Anthropology, and Genetics
  • 355
  • 16
  • Hardening of Psychology and Its Integration with Economics
  • 371
  • 17
  • Dreams of a Final Unification: Physics, Mathematics, Information, and the Universe
  • 17
  • 391
  • 18
  • Spontaneous Order: The Architecture of Molecules, New Patterns in Evolution, and the Emergence of Quantum Biology
  • 429
  • 19
  • Biological Origin of the Arts, Physics and Philosophy, the Physics of Society, Neurology and Nature
  • 447
  • 2
  • "A Single Stroke Unifies Life, Meaning, Purpose, and Physical Law"
  • 45
Control code
ocn967457419
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476754369
Lccn
2016059734
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12723947-5104-449A-AF39-21444A49B732
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o967457419
  • (OCoLC)967457419
Label
Convergence : the idea at the heart of science : how the different disciplines are coming together to tell one coherent, interlocking story, and making science the basis for other forms of knowledge, Peter Watson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://mcpl.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=339&titleID=2831000
Publication
Note
Published in U.K. with different subtitle: Convergence : the deepest idea in the universe
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 2
  • Long Arm of the Laws of Physics
  • 3
  • Beneath the Pattern of the Elements
  • 81
  • 4
  • Unification of Space and Time, and of Mass and Energy
  • 105
  • 5
  • The "Consummated Marriage" of Physics and Chemistry
  • Part 1
  • 125
  • 6
  • Interplay of Chemistry and Biology: "The Intimate Connection Between Two Kingdoms"
  • 153
  • 7
  • Unity of Science Movement: "Integration is the New Aim"
  • 171
  • 8
  • Hubble, Hitler, Hiroshima: Einstein's Unifications Vindicated
  • 183
  • Most Important Unifying Ideas of All Time
  • Part 3
  • "The Friendly Invasion of the Biological Sciences by the Physical Sciences"
  • 9
  • Caltech and the Cavendish: From Atomic Physics to Molecular Biology via Quantum Chemistry
  • 207
  • 10
  • Biology, the "Most Unifying" Science: The Switch from Reduction to Composition
  • 233
  • Part 4
  • Continuum from Minerals to Man
  • 1
  • 11
  • Physics + Astronomy = Chemistry + Cosmology: The Second Evolutionary Synthesis
  • 245
  • 12
  • A Biography of Earth: The Unified Chronology of Geology, Botany, Linguistics, and Archaeology
  • 261
  • 13
  • Overlaps Between New Disciplines: Ethology, Sociobiology, and Behavioral Economics
  • 297
  • 14
  • "The Greatest of All Generalizations"
  • Climatology + Oceanography + Ethnography → Myth = Big History
  • 321
  • 15
  • Civilization = The Orchestration of Geography, Meteorology, Anthropology, and Genetics
  • 355
  • 16
  • Hardening of Psychology and Its Integration with Economics
  • 371
  • 17
  • Dreams of a Final Unification: Physics, Mathematics, Information, and the Universe
  • 17
  • 391
  • 18
  • Spontaneous Order: The Architecture of Molecules, New Patterns in Evolution, and the Emergence of Quantum Biology
  • 429
  • 19
  • Biological Origin of the Arts, Physics and Philosophy, the Physics of Society, Neurology and Nature
  • 447
  • 2
  • "A Single Stroke Unifies Life, Meaning, Purpose, and Physical Law"
  • 45
Control code
ocn967457419
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476754369
Lccn
2016059734
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12723947-5104-449A-AF39-21444A49B732
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o967457419
  • (OCoLC)967457419

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