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Brownlee, Donald

Overview
Works: 29 works in 93 publications in 7 languages and 3,113 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Outlines and syllabi 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QB54, 576.839
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Most widely held works about Donald Brownlee
 
Most widely held works by Donald Brownlee
Rare earth : why complex life is uncommon in the universe by Peter D Ward( Book )

37 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this introduction to the emerging field of astrobiology, a distinguished paleontologist and a noted astronomer team up to provide a fascinating synthesis of what's now known about the rise of life on Earth and how it sheds light on possibilities for organic life forms elsewhere in the universe. Illustrations. First book to synthesize discoveries from astronomy & paleontology regarding the advent of life on earth, & the potential for the development of life on other planets
The life and death of planet Earth : how the new science of astrobiology charts the ultimate fate of our world by Peter D Ward( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planet Earth is middle-aged. Science has worked hard to piece together the story of the evolution of our world up to this point, but only recently have we developed the understanding and the tools to describe the entire life cycle of a planet. Ward and Brownlee, a geologist and an astronomer respectively, combine their knowledge of how the critical sustaining systems of our planet evolve through time with their understanding of the life cycles of stars and solar systems, to tell the story of the second half of Earth's life. The process of evolution will essentially reverse itself: life as we know it will subside until only the simplest forms remain. Eventually, they too will disappear. The oceans will evaporate, the atmosphere will degrade, and, as the sun slowly expands, Earth itself will eventually meet a fiery end. --From publisher description
Unsere einsame Erde : [Warum komplexes Leben im Universum unwahrscheinlich ist] by Peter D Ward( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sind wir vielleicht allein im Universum? Auf diese Frage geben der Geologe Peter D. Ward und der Astrobiologe Donald Brownlee überraschende Antworten. Sie widersprechen der allgemeinen Annahme, dass höher entwickeltes Leben außerhalb der Erde existiert und unter den Milliarden von Sternen und Galaxien unseres Universums vielleicht sogar weit verbreitet ist. Auf der Suche nach Leben im Universum nehmen die Autoren den Leser mit auf eine spannende Reise von den heißen vulkanischen Quellen des Ozeanbodens bis zu dem eisigen Antlitz von Europa, dem Jupiter-Mond. Dabei lernt der Leser, dass niedrig entwickeltes Leben vielleicht weiter verbreitet ist, als bisher angenommen, die Entstehung höher entwickelten Lebens aber zu komplex ist, um außerhalb der Erde stattfinden zu können. Ein faszinierendes, erfrischend geschriebenes Buch, das auf dem neuesten Stand der Wissenschaft beruht. "Die Astrobiologie erwartet von uns, dass wir die Grenzen der konventionellen Biologie überschreiten. Ganze Planeten müssen als ökologische Einheiten aufgefasst werden. Wenn ein Paläontologe eine neue Lebensform in einem Milliarden Jahre alten Gestein Afrikas entdeckt, ist dies auch für den am Planeten Mars interessierten Geologen von wichtiger Bedeutung. Neu entdeckte Spurenstoffe vom Meeresboden können die Berechnungen von Astronomen beeinflussen. Die Astrobiologie erfordert ein Denken in langen Zeiträumen, nicht nur eine Beschäftigung mit der Gegenwart. Ja, wir müssen unsere Fähigkeit, wissenschaftliche Visionen zu entwickeln, in Raum und Zeit ausdehnen." (Aus der Einleitung)
Di qiu shi gu du de : cong tian wen wu li xue, tai kong sheng wu xue, xing xing ke xue tan suo sheng ming dan sheng zhi mi by Peter D Ward( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zuo zhe zong he le zui xin tian wen wu li xue,Tai kong sheng wu xue,Xing xing ke xue zhi shi,Dui gao deng sheng wu de chu xian zuo le zui yan jin he tou che de bi jiao he fen xi,Dai ling wo men ren shi le di qiu
Vie et mort de la planète Terre by Peter D Ward( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deux scientifiques, un paléontologue et un astrophysicien, racontent, étape par étape, l'histoire future de la Terre jusqu'à sa disparition finale (dans 7,5 milliards d'années)
Argumentation, theory and practice by Donald Brownlee( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surfaces for micrometeoroid impact crater detection by Donald Brownlee( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Workshop on Dust in Planetary Systems : 26-30 September, 2005, Kaua'i, Hawai'i by Workshop on Dust in Planetary Systems( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhen xi di qiu by Peter D Ward( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<> by Peter D Ward( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Hebrew and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planet Earth is middle-aged. Science has worked hard to piece together the story of the evolution of our world up to this point, but only recently have we developed the understanding and the tools to describe the entire life cycle of a planet. Ward and Brownlee, a geologist and an astronomer respectively, combine their knowledge of how the critical sustaining systems of our planet evolve through time with their understanding of the life cycles of stars and solar systems, to tell the story of the second half of Earth's life. The process of evolution will essentially reverse itself: life as we know it will subside until only the simplest forms remain. Eventually, they too will disappear. The oceans will evaporate, the atmosphere will degrade, and, as the sun slowly expands, Earth itself will eventually meet a fiery end. --From publisher description
Ji mo de di qiu : yu zhou wei yi you fu za sheng ming de xing xing by Peter D Ward( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A search for interplanetary dust by Donald Brownlee( Book )

3 editions published between 1971 and 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Život a smrt planety Země by Peter D Ward( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broad Topics as Debate Entry Barriers: The Effects of Cognitive Development and Tolerance for Ambiguity by Donald Brownlee( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A number of college students in forensic debate may be deterred from debating broad topics due to a lack of appropriate cognitive development and a perception of unacceptable certainty. These students have failed to develop formal thinking patterns because they lack reinforcing experiences in reasoning at that level. A sequenced pattern of instruction, one that moves students through increasingly broader topics, will help overcome these barriers. Progressively broader and more complex topics can provide the challenging, but solvable, stimuli required for the transition between cognitive structures. Likewise, the experience in confronting increasingly more uncertain debate situations can serve to improve an individual's tolerance for ambiguity. Debating limited case studies has been found to increase students' tolerance for disagreement. Recently, the National Developmental Conference on Forensics recommended that novice divisions of tournaments provide narrower versions of the national topic or restrict the affirmative case areas. The student who experiences these situations should be better able to debate broad topics. (Hod)
Symposium on Meteorites and Planets by American Museum of Natural History( )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Questions and Answers following presentations held April 21, 1981; typescript in loose-leaf binder. Presentations include: Birth of planetology; Meteorites as Rosetta stones for planetology; Meteorites falling everywhere; Where do meteorites come from?; Sky is falling; Ancient meteorites, planetary beginnings, and Pandora's box; Grand tour of the planets
The Cost of Freedom: Speech in the Courtroom by Donald Brownlee( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The political trials of the past two decades have shown the misuse and abuse of judicial summary contempt power in limiting individual liberty. The primary justification offered for use of the contempt power has been the need to deter obstruction of the administration of justice. The trials of the Chicago 7 and the Black Panthers were intricately linked with American political currents, and this type of trial has spotlighted the conflict between freedom of speech and the need for order in the courtroom. Responses such as the binding and gagging of defendants that occurred in these trials not only punish any obstruction of the judicial process, but also serve as a prior restraint on the defendant's freedom to communicate. Such action is both harmful and unnecessary. Actions that impede or preclude oral communication in a conflict situation such as a trial only beg for more violent responses. It has been contended that wise use of the power can reduce its deleterious effects, but such wisdom is nearly impossible to achieve. Judges will embody the values of the politicians who appointed them and can hardly function effectively while they are objects of vilification. That a judge could dispassionately use the contempt power following bitter confrontation is unlikely. Finally, the use of the summary contempt power places the judge in a dual and untenable position of both bringing and trying charges against a defendant, antithetical to American judicial law. Disruptive conduct can and should be disciplined without restraining a defendant's future right to speak. (Hth)
The Continuing Application of the Fighting Words Doctrine by Donald Brownlee( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The doctrine of "fighting words" was first articulated by the United States Supreme Court in 1942 in the case of Chaplinsky V. New Hampshire when it declared one classificaton of language as outside the bounds of constitutional guarantees. Since then the Court has continually redrawn the line defining which speech is constitutionally protected, narrowing the nature of fighting words in the process. At various times the Court has equated fighting words with language that inflicts injury, incites a breach of the peace, provokes retaliation or violent action, or is calculated to offend sensibilities. The Court has also found it necessary to consider other contextual factors, such as the cultural milieu and geographical location, in rendering its decisions concerning fighting words. The problem appears to be the vagueness of the doctrine. Given this vagueness, and the resulting inability of authorities to agree on where to draw the line, continuing revision of the doctrine seems inevitable. (Rbw)
Governmental Restraints on the Exchange of Scientific Communications by Ian Fielding( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Recently, there has been a definite shift away from United States government support for the unrestricted exchange of new, unclassified scientific and technical information at professional meetings. This has been substantiated by numerous specific examples of censorship by branches of the government. Scientists in the target professional associations frequently work on basic research and advanced technical systems for the Department of Defense. Since in no case have the scientists sought judicial relief from what is undoubtedly governmental prior restraint, any projection as to how this conflict between the First Amendment and national security interests would be resolved must rely on previous case law. The Supreme Court has never enunciated a clear description of what constitutes justification for prior restraint; nor has it deferred judgments on the validity of prior restraints to a case-by-case evaluation. Some minimal standards have been identified to guide the judiciary in application of restraints. First, the restraint must be specifically authorized by legislation; and second, the government must prove that the communication "inevitably, directly, and immediately" causes serious damage to the government or the population. There is serious doubt as to whether the government could meet this test of inevitable harm, but given its repeated efforts to prohibit presentations at scientific symposia and the minimal resistance the government has encountered, this trend is likely to continue. (Hth)
The Supreme Court as a Small Group by Donald Brownlee( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The application of small group interaction and decision making assessment methods has demonstrated many of the interpersonal preferences, understandings, and attitudes of the Supreme Court. Six terms of the Supreme Court, from October 1969 through October 1974 were chosen for evaluation. Only those cases in which the formal opinion of the Court was authored by one of its members were considered. Matrices were constructed to show interagreement in differing circumstances. Type and degree of dissent, coalition formation, the effect of personnel change, and value systems as measured by the Guttman scale were investigated during this time period. Although the study of decision making by the Supreme Court is inexact, the information contained here should provide insight for those who practice before the Court. (Ks)
Micrometeorite craters on lunar : materials and related features( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Rare earth : why complex life is uncommon in the universe
Alternative Names
Brownlee, Don

Brownlee, Don 1943-

Brownlee, Donald E. 1943-

Brownlee, Donald Eugene 1943-

Donald Brownlee

Donald E. Brownlee American astronomer

Donald E. Brownlee Amerikaans astronoom

Donald E. Brownlee Astronom und Hochschullehrer

Donald E. Brownlee astronome américain

Donald E. Brownlee astrónomo estadounidense

دونالد ای. برونلی

브라운리, 도널드

ドナルド・ブラウンリー

唐納德·布朗利

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The life and death of planet Earth : how the new science of astrobiology charts the ultimate fate of our worldUnsere einsame Erde : [Warum komplexes Leben im Universum unwahrscheinlich ist]