Origins: fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution
"Drawing on the current cross-pollination among geology, biology, astrophysics, and cosmology, Origins explains the soul-stirring leaps in our understanding of the universe while capturing the importance of such extraordinary events as the first image of a galaxy being born and the exploration of Martian frontiers by Spirit Rover. Distilling complex science into clear and lively prose, coauthors Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith conduct a galvanizing tour of the cosmos that reveals what the universe has been up to while turning part of itself into us."--BOOK JACKET.
Includes index. Bibliography, p. 323-325. Preface : a meditation on the origins of science and the science of origins -- Overture : the greatest story ever told -- Ch. 1. In the beginning -- Ch. 2. Antimatter matters -- Ch. 3. Let there be light -- Ch. 4. Let there be dark -- Ch. 5. Let there be more dark -- Ch. 6. One universe or many? -- Ch. 7. Discovering galaxies -- Ch. 8. The origin of structure -- Ch. 9. Dust to dust -- Ch. 10. The elemental zoo -- Ch. 11. When worlds were young -- Ch. 12. Between the planets -- Ch. 13. Worlds unnumbered : planets beyond the solar system -- Ch. 14. Life in the universe -- Ch. 15. The origin of life on Earth -- Ch. 16. Searching for life in the solar system -- Ch. 17. Searching for life in the Milky Way galaxy -- Coda : the search for ourselves in the cosmos.
- LCC: QB981
- Dewey Decimal: 523.1
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: 345 p.,  p. of plates : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
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