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The view from a distant star; man's future in the universe.

Author: Harlow Shapley
Publisher: New York, Basic Books [1963]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An eminent astronomer considers man in the vast framework of the universe at large, comments on his capabilities and foibles, and speculates on his chance for survival.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972.
View from a distant star.
New York, Basic Books [1963]
(OCoLC)600014514
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harlow Shapley
OCLC Number: 168346
Description: ix, 212 pages 22 cm
Contents: 1. Two moments of discovery --
2. A bird's-eye view of our galaxy --
3. Evolution in the expanding universe --
4. On the evolution of atoms, stars, and galaxies --
5. On the origin and spread of life --
6. The human response to an expanding universe --
7. Stars, ethics, and co-existence --
8. The one world of stars --
9. Science and non-science --
10. Science and the humanistic tradition --
11. Must we climb steeples? --
12. The cultivation of learning for its own sake --
13. The coming world state --
14. Is mankind entering the psychozoic kingdom? --
15. A design for fighting.

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An eminent astronomer considers man in the vast framework of the universe at large, comments on his capabilities and foibles, and speculates on his chance for survival.

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