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The cosmic connection : how astronomical events impact life on Earth

Author: Jeff Kanipe
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this sweeping tour of the cosmos and our place in it, acclaimed science writer Jeff Kanipe shows the many ways we are connected to the vast universe we inhabit. Tracing the whole natural history of how events in the near and far universe have influenced life on Earth today, and how they might influence life in the future, Kanipe covers the gamut of known and theorized events, not only in a historical context but  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Kanipe
ISBN: 9781591026679 1591026679
OCLC Number: 223918731
Description: 296 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Tilt-a-whirl world --
An imperfect sun --
A temperamental sun --
At any time --
Keep your distance --
There goes the neighborhood --
Keep watching the skies! --
Exotica --
The ultimate cosmic connection.
Responsibility: Jeff Kanipe.
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Traces the whole natural history of how events in the near and far universe have influenced life on Earth. This book explores how the Earth's orbit and inclination have triggered past ice ages; and,  Read more...

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