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Epic Of Evolution

Author : Eric Chaisson
ISBN : 9780231135610
Genre : Science
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Along the way he examines the development of the most microscopic and the most immense aspects of our universe and the complex ways in which they interact."--Jacket.

Cosmic Evolution

Author : Eric J. Chaisson
ISBN : 0674009878
Genre : Science
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We are connected to distant space and time not only by our imaginations but also through a common cosmic heritage. Emerging now from modern science is a unified scenario of the cosmos, including ourselves as sentient beings, based on the time-honored concept of change. From galaxies to snowflakes, from stars and planets to life itself, we are beginning to identify an underlying ubiquitous pattern penetrating the fabric of all the natural sciences--a sweepingly encompassing view of the order and structure of every known class of object in our richly endowed universe. This is the subject of Eric Chaisson's new book. In Cosmic Evolution Chaisson addresses some of the most basic issues we can contemplate: the origin of matter and the origin of life, and the ways matter, life, and radiation interact and change with time. Guided by notions of beauty and symmetry, by the search for simplicity and elegance, by the ambition to explain the widest range of phenomena with the fewest possible principles, Chaisson designs for us an expansive yet intricate model depicting the origin and evolution of all material structures. He shows us that neither new science nor appeals to nonscience are needed to understand the impressive hierarchy of the cosmic evolutionary story, from quark to quasar, from microbe to mind.


Author : International Society for the Study of Time. Conference
ISBN : 9789004185753
Genre : Science
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This thirteenth volume in the interdisciplinary Study of Time series explores the way in which limits and constraints impact upon our understanding of time.

Cosmic Dawn

Author : Eric Chaisson
ISBN : 0316135909
Genre : Cosmologie
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Outlines the evolution of the universe from its creation to the emergence of intelligent life.

Science And The World S Religions

Author : Patrick McNamara
ISBN : 9780313387326
Genre : Psychology
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This trio of volumes contains essays that explore vital existential, moral, or metaphysical issues surrounding the relationship between the sciences and the world's religions.

What Technology Wants

Author : Kevin Kelly
ISBN : 1101444460
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Inevitable— a sweeping vision oftechnology as a living force that can expand our individual potential This provocative book introduces a brand-new view of technology. It suggests that technology as a whole is not a jumble of wires and metal but a living, evolving organism that has its own unconscious needs and tendencies. Kevin Kelly looks out through the eyes of this global technological system to discover "what it wants." He uses vivid examples from the past to trace technology's long course and then follows a dozen trajectories of technology into the near future to project where technology is headed. This new theory of technology offers three practical lessons: By listening to what technology wants we can better prepare ourselves and our children for the inevitable technologies to come. By adopting the principles of pro-action and engagement, we can steer technologies into their best roles. And by aligning ourselves with the long-term imperatives of this near-living system, we can capture its full gifts. Written in intelligent and accessible language, this is a fascinating, innovative, and optimistic look at how humanity and technology join to produce increasing opportunities in the world and how technology can give our lives greater meaning. From the Hardcover edition.

Cosmos Culture

Author : Steven J. Dick
ISBN : IND:30000125932388
Genre : Science
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From GPO Bookstore's Website: Authors with diverse backgrounds in science, history, anthropology, and more, consider culture in the context of the cosmos. How does our knowledge of cosmic evolution affect terrestrial culture? Conversely, how does our knowledge of cultural evolution affect our thinking about possible cultures in the cosmos? Are life, mind, and culture of fundamental significance to the grand story of the cosmos that has generated its own self-understanding through science, rational reasoning, and mathematics? Book includes bibliographical references and an index.

The Five Ages Of The Universe

Author : Fred C. Adams
ISBN : 9781439118689
Genre : Science
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Seeing The Future Through New Eyes

Author : Cynthia G. Wagner
ISBN : 0930242653
Genre : Social Science
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More than 30 forward-thinking scholars contributed these outstanding essays in conjunction with the World Future Society's annual meeting, WorldFuture 2008: Seeing the Future Through New Eyes. The conference and its companion volume explore diverse perspectives that inspire us to think anew about tomorrow. Among the topics included in the volume are technological evolution, backcasting, scenario forecasting, evolutionary economics, high school of the future, learning from the ancient oracles, telegeography, the globalization of crime, future directions for marriage, and much more.


Author : Eric Chaisson
ISBN : 9780134152110
Genre : Science
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For one-semester Introduction to Astronomy courses. With the Eighth Edition of Astronomy: A Beginner’s Guide , trusted authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan bring a renewed freshness and analysis to recent changes in our understanding of the cosmos. As with the other two books in their Astronomy suite (one for two-semester courses and the other, a brief visual book), the authors continue to emphasize three major themes: the process of science, the size and scale of the universe, and the evolution of the cosmos. This new edition ignites reader interest with new discoveries from the latest space missions and a new focus on reader-oriented engagement. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab™ & Mastering™ does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab & Mastering, search for: 0134054725 / 9780134054728 Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide to the Universe Plus MasteringAstronomy with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134060245 / 9780134060248 MasteringAstronomy with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide to the Universe 0134087704 / 9780134087702 Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide to the Universe

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