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636.7 H
Descript.
258 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-247) and index.
Summary
Describes the author's loving relationship with a rescued dog and his observations about how today's pet dogs are treated with more care than in past generations, exploring the dog's complex and prominent place in the world while assessing related issues about animal rights and ethics.
Subject
ISBN/ISSN
9781594205156
Call #
501 M
Descript.
xx, 252 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary
"There is a vast class of things that science has so far almost entirely neglected. They are central to the understanding of physical reality both at an everyday level and at the level of the most fundamental phenomena in physics, yet have traditionally been assumed to be impossible to incorporate into fundamental scientific explanations. They are facts not about what is--the actual--but about what could be: counterfactuals. According to physicist Chiara Marletto, laws about things being possible or impossible may generate an alternative way of providing explanations. This fascinating, far-reaching approach holds promise for revolutionizing the way fundamental physics is formulated, but also for providing essential tools to face existing technological challenges, from delivering the next generation of information-processing devices, beyond the universal quantum computer, to designing AIs. Each chapter in the book delineates how an existing vexed open problem in science can be solved by this radically different approach; and it is augmented by short fictional stories that explicate the main point of the chapter. As Marletto demonstrates, contemplating what is possible can give us a more complete and hopeful picture of the physical world"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
Title
Science of can and cannot
ISBN/ISSN
9780525521921 (hardcover)
0525521925
Call #
320.1 M
Edition
Third edition.
Third Norton critical edition.
Descript.
xxxiv, 352 pages : map ; 22 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series
Note
Translation of: Principe.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-337) and index.
Note
Text in English.
Subject
Alt Author
Rebhorn, Wayne A., 1943-
ISBN/ISSN
9780393936919 (pbk.)
0393936910
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