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The Resource The big picture : on the origins of life, meaning, and the universe itself, Sean Carroll

The big picture : on the origins of life, meaning, and the universe itself, Sean Carroll

Label
The big picture : on the origins of life, meaning, and the universe itself
Title
The big picture
Title remainder
on the origins of life, meaning, and the universe itself
Statement of responsibility
Sean Carroll
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Sean Carroll ties together the fundamental laws of physics governing the workings of the cosmos with the everyday human experience we all share. The book takes us on a breathtaking journey from the origin of the universe, through the evolution of life and consciousness, to the eternal question of what it all really means
Cataloging source
OU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carroll, Sean M.
Dewey number
  • 577
  • 576.83
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH325
LC item number
.C36 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life
  • Meaning (Philosophy)
  • Cosmology
  • Naturalism
  • Discoveries in science
  • Evolution
  • Physical laws
Target audience
adult
Label
The big picture : on the origins of life, meaning, and the universe itself, Sean Carroll
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 443-453) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The fundamental nature of reality -- Poetic naturalism -- The world moves by itself -- What determines what will happen next? -- Reasons why -- Our universe -- Time's arrow -- Memories and causes -- Learning about the world -- Updating our knowledge -- Is it okay to doubt everything? -- Reality emerges -- What exists, and what is illusion? -- Planets of belief -- Accepting uncertainty -- What can we know about the world without actually looking at it? -- Who am I? -- Abducting God -- How much we know -- The quantum realm -- Interpreting quantum mechanics -- The core theory -- The stuff of which we are made -- The effective theory of the everyday world -- Why does the universe exist? -- Body and soul -- Death is the end -- The universe in a cup of coffee -- Light and life -- Funneling energy -- Spontaneous organization -- The origin and purpose of life -- Evolution's bootstraps -- Searching through the landscape -- Emergent purpose -- Are we the point? -- Crawling into consciousness -- The babbling brain -- What thinks? -- The hard problem -- Zombies and stories -- Are photons conscious? -- What acts on what? -- Freedom to choose -- Three billion heartbeats -- What is and what ought to be -- Rules and consequences -- Constructing goodness -- Listening to the world -- Existential therapy
Control code
ocn919236977
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 470 pages
Isbn
9780525954828
Lccn
2015050590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
576.83 C236 ; XX-N ; [A15BP015, #20, 4@28.00, ES/ddg ]
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 919236977
  • (OCoLC)919236977
Label
The big picture : on the origins of life, meaning, and the universe itself, Sean Carroll
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 443-453) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The fundamental nature of reality -- Poetic naturalism -- The world moves by itself -- What determines what will happen next? -- Reasons why -- Our universe -- Time's arrow -- Memories and causes -- Learning about the world -- Updating our knowledge -- Is it okay to doubt everything? -- Reality emerges -- What exists, and what is illusion? -- Planets of belief -- Accepting uncertainty -- What can we know about the world without actually looking at it? -- Who am I? -- Abducting God -- How much we know -- The quantum realm -- Interpreting quantum mechanics -- The core theory -- The stuff of which we are made -- The effective theory of the everyday world -- Why does the universe exist? -- Body and soul -- Death is the end -- The universe in a cup of coffee -- Light and life -- Funneling energy -- Spontaneous organization -- The origin and purpose of life -- Evolution's bootstraps -- Searching through the landscape -- Emergent purpose -- Are we the point? -- Crawling into consciousness -- The babbling brain -- What thinks? -- The hard problem -- Zombies and stories -- Are photons conscious? -- What acts on what? -- Freedom to choose -- Three billion heartbeats -- What is and what ought to be -- Rules and consequences -- Constructing goodness -- Listening to the world -- Existential therapy
Control code
ocn919236977
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 470 pages
Isbn
9780525954828
Lccn
2015050590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
576.83 C236 ; XX-N ; [A15BP015, #20, 4@28.00, ES/ddg ]
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 919236977
  • (OCoLC)919236977

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