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Epic of Evolution

Epic of Evolution Author Eric Chaisson
ISBN-10 9780231135610
Release 2007-03-01
Pages 478
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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

Cosmic Evolution Author Eric J. Chaisson
ISBN-10 0674009878
Release 2002-10-01
Pages 274
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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.



Cosmos Culture Cultural Evolution in a Cosmic Context

Cosmos   Culture  Cultural Evolution in a Cosmic Context Author Steven J. Dick
ISBN-10 9780160897412
Release 2012-01-27
Pages 612
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NOTE: NO FURTHER DISCOUNT FOR THIS PRINT PRODUCT--OVERSTOCK SALE -- Significantly reduced list price During the last 50 years, coincident with the Space Age, cosmic evolution has been recognized as the master narrative of the universe, history writ large. Cosmic evolution includes physical, biological, and cultural evolution, and of these the latter is by far the most rapid. In this volume, 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? Might this lead to cultural evolution on a large enough scale to allow the universe to both create and steer itself toward its own destiny? Related products: NASA's First 50 Years: Historical Perspectives; NASA 50 Anniversary Proceedings can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/033-000-01336-1 Bringing the Future Within Reach: Celebrating 75 Years of the NASA John H. Glenn Research Center, 1941-2016 can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/033-000-01377-9 Other products produced by National Aerounautics and Space Administration (NASA) can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/agency/550



Time

Time Author International Society for the Study of Time. Conference
ISBN-10 9789004185753
Release 2010
Pages 377
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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

Cosmic Dawn Author Eric J. Chaisson
ISBN-10 0595007902
Release 2000-10-01
Pages 320
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Cosmic Dawn describes a highly interdisciplinary tour of billions of years of cosmic history, an epochal saga drawing on every field of modern science — astronomy, physics, chemistry, biology, geology and anthropology — to address the two most fundamental problems of all: the origins of matter and life. Winner of the Phi Beta Kappa Award, the American Institute of Physics Award, and a National Book Award Nomination.



What Technology Wants

What Technology Wants Author Kevin Kelly
ISBN-10 1101444460
Release 2010-10-14
Pages 416
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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.



The Life Era

The Life Era Author Eric J. Chaisson
ISBN-10 0595007910
Release 2000-09-01
Pages 272
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In The Life Era, Eric Chaisson continues telling the scenario of cosmic evolution begun with his award winning Cosmic Dawn. Stressing the time-honored concept of change, he articulates three grand eras in universal history: the radiation era, starting with the big bang; the matter era, when organized structures emerged; and the life era, when technologically sentient beings take control of their destiny.



Evolutionary Enlightenment

Evolutionary Enlightenment Author Andrew Cohen
ISBN-10 9781590792292
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Evolutionary Enlightenment has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Evolutionary Enlightenment also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Evolutionary Enlightenment book for free.



Cosmos Culture

Cosmos   Culture Author Steven J. Dick
ISBN-10 IND:30000125932388
Release 2009
Pages 602
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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.



Big History

Big History Author Cynthia Stokes Brown
ISBN-10 9781595588456
Release 2012-11-06
Pages 320
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Extend the human story backward for the five thousand years of recorded history and it covers no more than a millionth of a lifetime of the Earth. Yet how do we humans take stock of the history of our planet, and our own place within it? A “vast historical mosaic” (Publishers Weekly) rendered engaging and accessible, Big History interweaves different disciplines of knowledge to offer an all-encompassing account of history on Earth. Since its publication, Cynthia Brown’s “world history on a grand scale” (Kirkus) has been translated into nine languages and has helped propel the “big history” concept to viral status. This new edition of Brown’s seminal work is more relevant today than ever before, as we increasingly must grapple with accelerating rates of change and, ultimately, the legacy we will bequeath to future generations. Here is a pathbreaking portrait of our world, from the birth of the universe from a single point the size of an atom to life on a twenty-first-century planet inhabited by 7 billion people.



Seeing the Future Through New Eyes

Seeing the Future Through New Eyes Author Cynthia G. Wagner
ISBN-10 0930242653
Release 2008
Pages 444
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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.



The Hubble Wars

The Hubble Wars Author Eric Chaisson
ISBN-10 0674412559
Release 1998
Pages 386
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A senior scientist who worked on the Hubble Telescope recounts in detail the three-way struggle between science, government, and industry that led to the malfunctioning, multibillion dollar project



The Zoomable Universe

The Zoomable Universe Author Caleb Scharf
ISBN-10 9780374279745
Release 2017-10-17
Pages 224
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An epic, full-color visual journey through all scales of the universe In The Zoomable Universe, the award-winning astrobiologist Caleb Scharf and the acclaimed artist Ron Miller take us on an epic tour through all known scales of reality, from the largest possible magnitude to the smallest. Drawing on cutting-edge science, they begin at the limits of the observable universe, a scale spanning 10^27 meters—about 93 billion light-years. And they end in the subatomic realm, at 10^-35 meters, where the fabric of space-time itself confounds all known rules of physics. In between are galaxies, stars and planets, oceans and continents, plants and animals, microorganisms, atoms, and much, much more. Stops along the way—all enlivened by Scharf’s sparkling prose and his original insights into the nature of our universe—include the brilliant core of the Milky Way, the surface of a rogue planet, the back of an elephant, and a sea of jostling quarks. The Zoomable Universe is packed with more than 100 original illustrations and infographics that will captivate readers of every age. It is a whimsical celebration of discovery, a testament to our astounding ability to see beyond our own vantage point and chart a course from the farthest reaches of the cosmos to its subatomic depths—in short, a must-have for the shelves of all explorers.



Our Family Tree

Our Family Tree Author Lisa Westberg Peters
ISBN-10 0152017720
Release 2003
Pages 48
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Relates the evolution of the family of mankind, from single cells in the sea to human beings with "big brains that wonder who we are."



New Scientist

New Scientist Author
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822036927093
Release 2009
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New Scientist has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from New Scientist also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full New Scientist book for free.



Choice

Choice Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106020976624
Release 2007
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Choice has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Choice also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Choice book for free.



Evolution and the Emergent Self

Evolution and the Emergent Self Author Raymond L. Neubauer
ISBN-10 9780231150705
Release 2012
Pages 326
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Evolution and the Emergent Self is an eloquent and evocative new synthesis that explores how the human species emerged from the cosmic dust. Lucidly presenting ideas about the rise of complexity in our genetic, neuronal, ecological, and ultimately cosmological settings, the author takes readers on a provocative tour of modern science's quest to understand our place in nature and in our universe. Readers fascinated with "Big History" and drawn to examine big ideas will be challenged and enthralled by Raymond L. Neubauer's ambitious narrative. How did humans emerge from the cosmos and the pre-biotic Earth, and what mechanisms of biological, chemical, and physical sciences drove this increasingly complex process? Neubauer presents a view of nature that describes the rising complexity of life in terms of increasing information content, first in genes and then in brains. The evolution of the nervous system expanded the capacity of organisms to store information, making learning possible. In key chapters, the author portrays four species with high brain:body ratios—chimpanzees, elephants, ravens, and dolphins—showing how each species shares with humans the capacity for complex communication, elaborate social relationships, flexible behavior, tool use, and powers of abstraction. A large brain can have a hierarchical arrangement of circuits that facilitates higher levels of abstraction. Neubauer describes this constellation of qualities as an emergent self, arguing that self-awareness is nascent in several species besides humans and that potential human characteristics are embedded in the evolutionary process and have emerged repeatedly in a variety of lineages on our planet. He ultimately demonstrates that human culture is not a unique offshoot of a language-specialized primate, but an analogue of fundamental mechanisms that organisms have used since the beginning of life on Earth to gather and process information in order to buffer themselves from fluctuations in the environment. Neubauer also views these developments in a cosmic setting, detailing open thermodynamic systems that grow more complex as the energy flowing through them increases. Similar processes of increasing complexity can be found in the "self-organizing" structures of both living and nonliving forms. Recent evidence from astronomy indicates that planet formation may be nearly as frequent as star formation. Since life makes use of the elements commonly seeded into space by burning and expiring stars, it is reasonable to speculate that the evolution of life and intelligence that happened on our planet may be found across the universe.