My Library

University LibraryCatalogue

For faster,
Use Lean
Get it now
Don't show me again

LEADER 00000cam a2200505Ii 4500 
003    OCoLC 
005    20160311052334.5 
006    m     o  d         
007    cr cnu|||unuuu 
008    150514t20152015sz      o     000 1 eng d 
019    SPRINGERocn908931844 
020    9783319164298 
020    3319164295 
020    |z9783319164281 
020    3319164287|q(print) 
020    9783319164281|q(print) 
024 7  10.1007/978-3-319-16429-8 
040    N$T|beng|erda|epn|cN$T|dN$T|dOCLCO|dGW5XE|dIDEBK|dYDXCP
049    MAIN 
050  4 PK2418|b.N265 2015eb 
082 04 823/.92|223 
100 1  Narlikar, Jayant Vishnu,|d1938-|eauthor. 
245 14 The return of Vaman :|ba scientific novel /|cJanyant V. 
264  1 Cham :|bSpringer,|c[2015] 
264  4 |c©2015 
300    1 online resource. 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    computer|bc|2rdamedia 
338    online resource|bcr|2rdacarrier 
490 1  Science and fiction,|x2197-1196 
505 0  Preface -- Part I Short Story: The Rare Idol of Ganesha --
       Part II Novel: The Return of Vaman -- Part III: The 
       Science Behind the Fiction. 
520    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.   . 
650  0 Extraterrestrial beings|vFiction. 
650  0 Artificial intelligence|vFiction. 
650  0 Vāmana (Hindu deity)|vFiction. 
655  4 Electronic books. 
655  7 Fiction.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01423787 
710 2  SpringerLink|eissuing body. 
776 08 |iPrinted edition:|z9783319164281 
830  0 Science and fiction (Springer (Firm)) 
830  0 Springer English/International eBooks 2015 - Full Set 
856 40 |u|zConnect to 
       ebook (University of Melbourne only) 
990    Springer Full Set 2015 
990    Batch Ebook load (bud2) - do not edit, delete or attach 
       any records. 
Location Call No. Status