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Pearly Gates of Cyberspace: A History of Space from Dante to the Internet
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Transworld Pub
Publication date August 1, 2000
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780868247441
ISBN-10 0868247448
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Cyberspace may seem an unlikely gateway for the soul.

But as science commentator Margaret Wertheim argues in this "marvelously provocative" (Kirkus Reviews) book, cyberspace has in recent years become a repository for immense spiritual yearning. Wertheim explores the mapping of spiritual desire onto digitized space and suggests that the modem today has become a metaphysical escape-hatch from a materialism that many people find increasingly dissatisfying. Cyberspace opens up a collective space beyond the laws of physics–a space where mind rather than matter reigns. This strange refuge returns us to an almost medieval dualism between a physical space of body and an immaterial space of mind and psyche. Illustrations

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from Transworld Pub (August 1, 2000)
9780868247441 | details & prices | List price $17.50
About: Cyberspace may seem an unlikely gateway for the soul.
from W W Norton & Co Inc (April 1, 1999); titled "The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace: A History of Space from Dante to the Internet"
9780393046946 | details & prices | 256 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.50 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $24.95
About: The author of Pythagoras' Trousers explores the changing concepts of both physical space and spiritual space from the Middle Ages to the present day.
Paperback
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With Steven Wartman | Reprint edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (May 1, 2000)
9780393320534 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $21.95
This edition also contains The Transformation of Academic Health Centers: Meeting the Challenges of Healthcare’s Changing Landscape
About: In a masterful analysis of the geography of space, the author of Pythagoras' Trousers explores the changing concepts of both physical space and spiritual space from the Middle Ages to the present day.

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