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Life in the universe : readings from Scientific American magazine.

Publisher: New York : W.H. Freeman, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 0716727145 9780716727149
OCLC Number: 31753691
Description: 122 pages ; 23 cm
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.
Other Titles: Scientific American.

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"Scientific American" celebrates its 150th anniversary with the publication of this collection of essays on the themes of discovery, understanding, technological capability and optimism. The book  Read more...

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