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Cosmic apprentice : dispatches from the edges of science

Cosmic apprentice : dispatches from the edges of science

Author: Dorion Sagan; ProQuest (Firm)
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dorion Sagan; ProQuest (Firm)
OCLC Number: 1261933933
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Description: 293 p.
Contents: ContentsIntroduction: Condensed-The Questing SpiritPart I. From Protozoan to the Posthuman1. The Human Is More Than Human: Interspecies Communities and the New Facts of Life 2. Bataille's Sun and the Ethical Abyss: Late-Night Thoughts on the Problem of an Affirmative Biopolitics3. The Post-Man Already Always Rings TwicePart II. Stardust Memories4. Stardust Memories 5. A Quick History of Sex6. Who Is I?7. Of Whales and Aliens: The Search for Intelligent Life on EarthPart III. Gaia Sings the Blues8. Thermosemiosis: Boltzmann's Sleight, Trim's Hat, and the Confusion concerning Entropy9. Life Gave Earth the Blues10. MousetrapPart IV. Closing the Open Circuit11. Priests of the Modern Age: Scientific Revolutions and the Kook-Critic Continuum, Being a Play of Crackpots, Skeptics, Conformists, and the Curious12. Metametazoa13. Kermitronics14. On Doyle on DrugsConclusion: Floating into Spinoza's OceanAcknowledgmentsNotesIndex
Responsibility: Dorion Sagan.


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"Utterly astounding . . . there's hardly a paragraph that couldn't spawn a scholarly conference. Or a sleepless acid night." -David Lenson, author of On Drugs "Profound, elegant, and funny, Cosmic Read more...

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