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Lake Views

This World and the Universe

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$22.50 • £18.95 • €20.50

ISBN 9780674062306

Publication Date: 11/30/2011


272 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

Belknap Press


  • Preface
  • 1. Waiting for a Final Theory
  • 2. Can Science Explain Everything? Anything?
  • 3. Peace at Last in the Science Wars
  • 4. The Future of Science, and the Universe
  • 5. Dark Energy
  • 6. How Great Equations Survive
  • 7. On Missile Defense
  • 8. The Growing Nuclear Danger
  • 9. Is the Universe a Computer?
  • 10. Foreword to A Century of Nature
  • 11. Ambling toward Apocalypse
  • 12. What Price Glory?
  • 13. Four Golden Lessons
  • 14. The Wrong Stuff
  • 15. A Turning Point?
  • 16. About Oppenheimer
  • 17. Einstein’s Search for Unification
  • 18. Einstein’s Mistakes
  • 19. Living in the Multiverse
  • 20. Against the Boycott
  • 21. A Deadly Certitude
  • 22. To the Postdocs
  • 23. Science or Spacemen
  • 24. Israel and the Liberals
  • 25. Without God
  • Sources
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • A Physics World Top Ten Book of 2010
  • Steven Weinberg Is Winner of the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics
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