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Fearful Symmetry: The Search for Beauty in Modern Physics
By A. Zee
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Publisher Princeton Univ Pr
Publication date December 1, 1999
Pages 356
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780691009469
ISBN-10 0691009465
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.15 lbs.
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Original list price $19.95
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Fearful Symmetry brings the incredible discoveries of contemporary physics within everyone's grasp. A. Zee, a distinguished physicist and skillful expositor, tells the exciting story of how today's theoretical physicists are following Einstein in their search for the beauty and simplicity of Nature. Animated by a sense of reverence and whimsy, the book describes the majestic sweep and accomplishments of twentieth-century physics. In the end, we stand in awe before the grand vision of modern physics--one of the greatest chapters in the intellectual history of humankind.

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from Princeton Univ Pr (December 1, 1999)
9780691009469 | details & prices | 356 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $19.95
About: Fearful Symmetry brings the incredible discoveries of contemporary physics within everyone's grasp.
from Macmillan Pub Co (February 1, 1989)
9780020409113 | details & prices | List price $9.95
About: Discusses the efforts to develop a unified theory of physics, looks at the roles symmetry and beauty have played in scientific research, and considers superstrings and the flow of time

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