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Epic of evolution : seven ages of the cosmos

Author: Eric J Chaisson
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explaining discoveries and a range of advanced ideas and theories, this book provides a creative and coherent synthesis of scientific thinking on the universe's beginnings. It takes us on a tour of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Constitution
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric J Chaisson
ISBN: 0231135602 9780231135603 0231135610 9780231135610
OCLC Number: 728065459
Description: 478 S : Ill
Contents: Preface Prologue: Cosmological Overview 1. Particle Epoch: Simplicity Fleeting 2. Galactic Epoch: Hierarchy of Structures 3. Stellar Epoch: Forges for Elements 4. Planetary Epoch: Habitats for Life 5. Chemical Epoch: Matter Plus Energy 6. Biological Epoch: Complexity Sustained 7. Cultural Epoch: Intelligence to Technology Epilogue: A Whole New Era Further Reading Glossary Index
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