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Our cosmic habitat

Author: Martin J Rees
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a compelling new survey of the universe, the noted cosmologist probes the seeming hospitality of the universe to life, wondering whether this fact is accidental or providential.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin J Rees
ISBN: 0691089264 9780691089263
OCLC Number: 46908091
Description: xvii, 205 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1. From big bang to biospheres --
1. Planets and stars --
2. Life and intelligence --
3. Atoms, stars and galaxies --
4. Extragalactic perspective --
5. Pregalactic history --
6. Black holes and time machines --
pt. 2. The beginning and the end --
7. Deceleration or acceleration? --
8. The long-range future --
9. How things began : the first millisecond --
pt. 3. Fundamentals and conjectures --
10. Cosmos and microworld --
11. Laws and bylaws in the multiverse.
Responsibility: Martin Rees.
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Our universe seems strangely biophilic, or hospitable to life. Is this happenstance, providence, or coincidence? Rees explores the notion that our universe is just a part of a vast "multiverse", or  Read more...

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