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Intersecting sets : a poet looks at science, by Alice Major

Label
Intersecting sets : a poet looks at science
Title
Intersecting sets
Title remainder
a poet looks at science
Statement of responsibility
by Alice Major
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Poet Alice Major was given a book on relativity at the impressionable age of ten, so she never quite understood why science came to be dismissed as reductive or opposite to art. She surveys the sciences of the past half-century -- from physical to cognitive to evolutionary -- to shed light on why and how human beings create poems, challenging some of the mantras of postmodern thought in the process. Part memoir, part ars poetica, part wonder-journey, Intersecting Sets is a wide-ranging and insightful amalgam
Additional physical form
Issued also in electronic format.
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Major, Alice
Dewey number
811.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.M3454
LC item number
Z465 2011
Literary form
poetry
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Science
Label
Intersecting sets : a poet looks at science, by Alice Major
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
One. That Frost Feeling -- Two. Metaphor at Play -- Three. The Holographic World -- Four. Points on the Line -- Five. Symmetry -- Six. Poetry and Scale -- Seven. The Ultraviolet Catastrophe -- Eight. Gather Ye Rosebuds -- Nine. Motion -- Ten. Politics as Phase Space -- Eleven. Brain Surgery
Control code
751796422
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 276 pages
Isbn
9780888645951
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)751796422
Label
Intersecting sets : a poet looks at science, by Alice Major
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
One. That Frost Feeling -- Two. Metaphor at Play -- Three. The Holographic World -- Four. Points on the Line -- Five. Symmetry -- Six. Poetry and Scale -- Seven. The Ultraviolet Catastrophe -- Eight. Gather Ye Rosebuds -- Nine. Motion -- Ten. Politics as Phase Space -- Eleven. Brain Surgery
Control code
751796422
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 276 pages
Isbn
9780888645951
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)751796422

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