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The Resource Origins : fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith

Origins : fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith

Label
Origins : fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution
Title
Origins
Title remainder
fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution
Statement of responsibility
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Origins explores cosmic science's stunning new insights into the formation and evolution of our universe--of the cosmos, of galaxies and galaxy clusters, of stars within galaxies, of planets that orbit those stars, and of different forms of life that take us back to the first three seconds and forward through three billion years of life on Earth to today's search for life on other planets. Drawing on the current cross-pollination of geology, biology, and astrophysics, Origins explains the thrilling daily breakthroughs in our knowledge of the universe from dark energy to life on Mars to the mysteries of space and time. Distilling complex science in clear and lively prose, coauthors Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith conduct a galvanizing tour of the cosmos revealing what the universe has been up to while turning part of itself into us
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tyson, Neil deGrasse
Dewey number
523.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QB981
LC item number
.T96 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Goldsmith, Donald
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cosmology
  • Evolution
  • Life
  • Cosmologie
  • Évolution
  • Vie
  • Univers
  • Cosmology
  • Evolution
  • Life
  • Kosmologie
  • Sterevolutie
  • Cosmología
  • Evolución
  • Vida
  • Cosmology
  • Evolution
Label
Origins : fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy052/2004012201.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-325) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface : A meditation on the origins of science and the science of origins -- Overture : The greatest story ever told -- pt. 1. The origin of the universe. In the beginning -- Antimatter matters -- Let there be light -- Let there be dark -- Let there be more dark -- One universe or many? -- pt. 2. The origin of galaxies and cosmic structure. Discovering galaxies -- The origin of structure -- pt. 3. The origin of the stars. Dust to dust -- The elemental zoo -- pt. 4. The origin of planets. When worlds were young -- Between the planets -- Worlds unnumbered : planets beyond the solar system --pt. 5. The origin of life. Life in the universe -- The origin of life on Earth -- Searching for life in the solar system -- Searching for life in the Milky Way galaxy -- Coda : The search for ourselves in the cosmos
Control code
ocm55495031
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
345 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9780393059922
Lccn
2004012201
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o55495031
  • (OCoLC)55495031
Label
Origins : fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy052/2004012201.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-325) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface : A meditation on the origins of science and the science of origins -- Overture : The greatest story ever told -- pt. 1. The origin of the universe. In the beginning -- Antimatter matters -- Let there be light -- Let there be dark -- Let there be more dark -- One universe or many? -- pt. 2. The origin of galaxies and cosmic structure. Discovering galaxies -- The origin of structure -- pt. 3. The origin of the stars. Dust to dust -- The elemental zoo -- pt. 4. The origin of planets. When worlds were young -- Between the planets -- Worlds unnumbered : planets beyond the solar system --pt. 5. The origin of life. Life in the universe -- The origin of life on Earth -- Searching for life in the solar system -- Searching for life in the Milky Way galaxy -- Coda : The search for ourselves in the cosmos
Control code
ocm55495031
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
345 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9780393059922
Lccn
2004012201
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o55495031
  • (OCoLC)55495031

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