The Resource The return of Vaman : a scientific novel, Janyant V. Narlikar

The return of Vaman : a scientific novel, Janyant V. Narlikar

Label
The return of Vaman : a scientific novel
Title
The return of Vaman
Title remainder
a scientific novel
Statement of responsibility
Janyant V. Narlikar
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
This collection of science fiction writings by Jayant V. Narlikar offers readers a unique glimpse into the world-famous Indian astrophysicist?s vivid and highly imaginative concepts and stories. The fictional material comprises a witty short story ("The rare idol of Ganesha") that cleverly explores the possible consequences of a mirror-symmetric individual in the context of cricket test match performances, as well as the fast-paced, gripping science fiction thriller "The return of Vaman": when an alien container is unearthed by a crew of scientists, the enormous potential technological applications of its contents bring various criminal elements on the scene? but when the real danger becomes apparent it is almost too late to save humanity. Last but not least, the book provides readers with extensive insights into the genesis and scientific background of the fictional material presented in this volume, along with an autobiographical account of the author?s life-long interest in science fiction and his contributions to the genre. About the author: Jayant V. Narlikar is internationally known for his work in cosmology, in particular for championing models alternative to the standard big-bang theory. He was president of the cosmology commission of the International Astronomical Union from 1994 to 1997. He has received several national and international awards and honorary doctorates - he is a Bhatnagar awardee, as well as recipient of the M.P. Birla award, the Prix Janssen of the French Astronomical Society and an Associate of the Royal Astronomical Society of London. He is Fellow of the three Indian national science academies as well as of the Third World Academy of Sciences. Well beyond his scientific research, Prof. Narlikar is widely known as a science communicator through his books, articles, and radio/TV programs and he was honored by the UNESCO in 1996 with the Kalinga Award. He made his debut in science fiction writing in 1974, by winning the top prize in the story writing competition organized by the Marathi Vidnyan Parishad, a non-governmental organization engaged in science popularization
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Narlikar, Jayant Vishnu
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PK2418
LC item number
.N265 2015eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Science and fiction,
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  • Extraterrestrial beings
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Vāmana (Hindu deity)
  • FICTION
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Extraterrestrial beings
  • Vāmana (Hindu deity)
  • Popular Science
  • Popular Science in Physics
  • Popular Science in Astronomy
  • Popular Computer Science
  • Astrophysics and Astroparticles
  • Astrophysics
  • Information technology: general issues
  • Physics
  • Popular astronomy & space
Label
The return of Vaman : a scientific novel, Janyant V. Narlikar
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online resource
Carrier category code
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Part I Short Story: The Rare Idol of Ganesha -- Part II Novel: The Return of Vaman -- Part III: The Science Behind the Fiction
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1 online resource.
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online
Isbn
9783319164281
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computer
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rdamedia
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SpringerLink
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10.1007/978-3-319-16429-8
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remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)908931844
  • (OCoLC)ocn908931844
Label
The return of Vaman : a scientific novel, Janyant V. Narlikar
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-16429-8
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Part I Short Story: The Rare Idol of Ganesha -- Part II Novel: The Return of Vaman -- Part III: The Science Behind the Fiction
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319164281
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-16429-8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)908931844
  • (OCoLC)ocn908931844

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