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The Resource Life in the universe : readings from Scientific American magazine

Life in the universe : readings from Scientific American magazine

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Life in the universe : readings from Scientific American magazine
Title
Life in the universe
Title remainder
readings from Scientific American magazine
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The beauty and wonder of the night sky have been made even more awesome as speculation about the origin and evolution of the universe has been transformed into solid scientific knowledge over the last century. Scientists have made tremendous strides in answering some of the most compelling questions about the universe and our place in it, but many remain. How did stars, planets, and galaxies form? How did life on Earth begin? Are there other habitats suitable for life in
  • the universe? This volume brings together some of the greatest scientists of our time to provide a lucid, accessible overview of the theories and experiments devised to explain the great mysteries of science. Authors such as Steven Weinberg, Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould, and Marvin Minsky explore the most intriguing issues: As the universe continues to expand, what will be its fate? Can we learn enough about our biological, physical, and social reality to fashion a
  • future that our planet can sustain? Will robots inherit the Earth? These and many other critical questions are addressed by the very scientists devoted to enhancing our understanding of the laws of nature. They may not be able to answer all of them, but their fascinating explorations take you to the very boundaries of scientific knowledge
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DLC
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Scientific American
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life on other planets
  • Life
  • Earth (Planet)
Label
Life in the universe : readings from Scientific American magazine
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
1. Life in the Universe / Steven Weinberg -- 2. The Evolution of the Universe / P. James E. Peebles, David N. Schramm, Edwin L. Turner and Richard G. Kron -- 3. The Earth's Elements / Robert P. Kirshner -- 4. The Evolution of the Earth / Claude J. Allegre and Stephen H. Schneider -- 5. The Origin of Life on the Earth / Leslie E. Orgel -- 6. The Evolution of Life on the Earth / Stephen Jay Gould -- 7. The Search for Extraterrestrial Life / Carl Sagan -- 8. The Emergence of Intelligence / William H. Calvin -- 9. Will Robots Inherit the Earth? / Marvin Minsky -- 10. Sustaining Life on the Earth / Robert W. Kates -- Epilogue: Descartes' Error and the Future of Human Life / Antonio R. Damasio
Control code
ocm31753691
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780716727149
Lccn
94044733
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31753691
  • (Sirsi) a571250
Label
Life in the universe : readings from Scientific American magazine
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
1. Life in the Universe / Steven Weinberg -- 2. The Evolution of the Universe / P. James E. Peebles, David N. Schramm, Edwin L. Turner and Richard G. Kron -- 3. The Earth's Elements / Robert P. Kirshner -- 4. The Evolution of the Earth / Claude J. Allegre and Stephen H. Schneider -- 5. The Origin of Life on the Earth / Leslie E. Orgel -- 6. The Evolution of Life on the Earth / Stephen Jay Gould -- 7. The Search for Extraterrestrial Life / Carl Sagan -- 8. The Emergence of Intelligence / William H. Calvin -- 9. Will Robots Inherit the Earth? / Marvin Minsky -- 10. Sustaining Life on the Earth / Robert W. Kates -- Epilogue: Descartes' Error and the Future of Human Life / Antonio R. Damasio
Control code
ocm31753691
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780716727149
Lccn
94044733
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31753691
  • (Sirsi) a571250

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