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The Resource Searching for stars on an island in Maine :, Alan Lightman

Searching for stars on an island in Maine :, Alan Lightman

Label
Searching for stars on an island in Maine :
Title
Searching for stars on an island in Maine :
Statement of responsibility
Alan Lightman
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Here is an inspired, lyrical meditation on religion and science that explores the tension between our yearning for permanence and certainty, and the modern scientific discoveries that demonstrate the impermanent and uncertain nature of the world. He draws on sources ranging from Saint Augustine's conception of absolute truth to Einstein's theory of relativity, from the unity of the once-indivisible atom to the multiplicity of subatomic particles and the recent notion of multiple universes. What he gives us is a profound inquiry into the human desire for truth and meaning, and a journey along the different paths of religion and science that become part of that quest"--Jacket flap of print version
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Dewey number
523.1
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
QB981
LC item number
.L545 2018ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Bronson Pinchot
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Searching for stars on an island in Maine :, Alan Lightman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cave -- Longing for absolutes in a relative world -- Material -- Hummingbird -- Stars -- Atoms -- Ants -- Monk -- Truth -- Transcendence -- Laws -- Doctrine -- Motion -- Centeredness -- Death -- Certainty -- Origins -- Ants (2) -- Multiverse -- Humans
Control code
21391167
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
5 audio discs (approximately 5.5 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781538489758
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781538489758
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1025335713
  • 11970130
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Searching for stars on an island in Maine :, Alan Lightman
Publication
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cave -- Longing for absolutes in a relative world -- Material -- Hummingbird -- Stars -- Atoms -- Ants -- Monk -- Truth -- Transcendence -- Laws -- Doctrine -- Motion -- Centeredness -- Death -- Certainty -- Origins -- Ants (2) -- Multiverse -- Humans
Control code
21391167
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
5 audio discs (approximately 5.5 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781538489758
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781538489758
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1025335713
  • 11970130
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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