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How it ends : from you to the universe

Author: Chris Impey
Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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With a healthy dose of humor, How It Ends illuminates everything from the technologies of human life extension and the evolutionary arms race between microbes and men to the inescapable dimming of the Sun and the ultimate "big rip," giving us a rare glimpse into a universe without us.-publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Impey
ISBN: 9780393069853 0393069850 9780393339987 039333998X
OCLC Number: 449865420
Description: 352 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Endings are personal. That's all, folks ; Everything has it s time ; End of the line --
All good things must pass. The reaper's scythe ; Beating the odds ; Dust to dust --
The future of humanity. The fate of species ; Our own worst enemy --
Beyond natural selection. Endpoints of evolution ; Beyond biology --
The web of life. The restless earth ; Gaia --
Threats to the biosphere. A hard rain ; Saving the planet ; Life is viral --
Living in a solar system. Pale blue dots ; Life beyond earth ; Threats from beyond --
The sun's demise. Living with a star ; Moving off-earth --
Our galactic habitat. Once and future stars ; Mergers and acquisitions --
Aging of the Milky Way. Fade to black ; Childhood's end --
How the universe ends. Something from nothing ; How it all ends --
Beyond endings. Living in the multiverse ; From endings to meaning.
Responsibility: Chris Impey.

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The fascinating science behind the eventual end to everything-from the individual to all existence.  Read more...

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