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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

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

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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
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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
Statement of responsibility
Peter Watson
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
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1943-
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Watson, Peter
Dewey number
509
Index
index present
LC call number
Q175.32.K45
LC item number
W38 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Interdisciplinary approach to knowledge
  • Science
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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, Peter Watson
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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
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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Contents
Preface. Convergence: "The deepest idea in the universe" -- Introduction. "The unity of the observable world" -- Part one. the most important unifying ideas of all time -- "The greatest of all generalizations" -- "A single stroke unifies life, meaning, purpose, and physical law" -- Part two. the long arm of the laws of physics -- Beneath the pattern of the elements -- The unification of space and time, and of mass and energy -- The "consummated marriage" of physics and chemistry - The interplay of chemistry and biology: "the intimate connection between two kingdoms" -- The unity of science movement: "Integration is the new aim" -- Hubble, Hitler, Hiroshima: Einstein's unifications vindicated -- Part three. "The friendly invasion of the biological sciences by the physical sciences" -- Caltech and the Cavendish: from atomic physics to molecular biology via quantum chemistry -- Biology, the "most unifying" science: the switch from reduction to composition -- Part four. The continuum from minerals to man -- Physics + astronomy = chemistry + cosmology: the second evolutionary synthesis -- A biography of Earth: the unified chronology of geology, botany, linguistics. and archaeology -- The overlaps between new disciplines: ethology, sociobiology, and behavioral economics -- Climatology + oceanography + ethnography -> myth = big history -- Civilization = the orchestration of geography, meteorology, anthropology, and genetics -- The hardening of psychology and its integration with economics -- Dreams of a final unification: physics, mathematics, information, and the universe -- Spontaneous order: the architecture of molecules, new patterns in evolution, and the emergence of quantum biology -- The biological origin of the arts, physics and philosophy, the physics of society, neurology and nature -- Conclusion. Overlaps, patterns, hierarchies: a preexisting order?
Control code
1721225
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xxix, 543 pages
Isbn
9781476754345
Lccn
2016059213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1721225
  • (OCoLC)967387839
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
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
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface. Convergence: "The deepest idea in the universe" -- Introduction. "The unity of the observable world" -- Part one. the most important unifying ideas of all time -- "The greatest of all generalizations" -- "A single stroke unifies life, meaning, purpose, and physical law" -- Part two. the long arm of the laws of physics -- Beneath the pattern of the elements -- The unification of space and time, and of mass and energy -- The "consummated marriage" of physics and chemistry - The interplay of chemistry and biology: "the intimate connection between two kingdoms" -- The unity of science movement: "Integration is the new aim" -- Hubble, Hitler, Hiroshima: Einstein's unifications vindicated -- Part three. "The friendly invasion of the biological sciences by the physical sciences" -- Caltech and the Cavendish: from atomic physics to molecular biology via quantum chemistry -- Biology, the "most unifying" science: the switch from reduction to composition -- Part four. The continuum from minerals to man -- Physics + astronomy = chemistry + cosmology: the second evolutionary synthesis -- A biography of Earth: the unified chronology of geology, botany, linguistics. and archaeology -- The overlaps between new disciplines: ethology, sociobiology, and behavioral economics -- Climatology + oceanography + ethnography -> myth = big history -- Civilization = the orchestration of geography, meteorology, anthropology, and genetics -- The hardening of psychology and its integration with economics -- Dreams of a final unification: physics, mathematics, information, and the universe -- Spontaneous order: the architecture of molecules, new patterns in evolution, and the emergence of quantum biology -- The biological origin of the arts, physics and philosophy, the physics of society, neurology and nature -- Conclusion. Overlaps, patterns, hierarchies: a preexisting order?
Control code
1721225
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xxix, 543 pages
Isbn
9781476754345
Lccn
2016059213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1721225
  • (OCoLC)967387839

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