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Origins : the scientific story of creation

Author: J E Baggott
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
What is the nature of the material world? How does it work? What is the universe and how was it formed? What is life? Where do we come from and how did we evolve? How and why do we think? What does it mean to be human? How do we know?There are many different versions of our creation story. This book tells the version according to modern science. It is a unique account, starting at the Big Bang and travelling right  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J E Baggott
ISBN: 9780198707646 0198707649
OCLC Number: 907661249
Description: xvii, 403 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface --
In the "beginning" : The origin of space, time, and energy --
Breaking the symmetry : The origin of mass --
The last scattering surface : The origin of light --
Setting the firmament alight : The origin of stars and galaxies --
Synthesis : The origin of chemical complexity --
Sol : the origin of the sun and its planets --
Terra firma : The origin of a habitable earth --
The cosmic imperative : The origin of life --
Symbiosis : the origins of complex cells and multicellular organisms --
A song of ice and fire : The origin of species --
The human stain : The origin of humanity --
Cogito ergo sum : The origin of human consciousness --
Responsibility: Jim Baggott.


Jim Baggott sets out the scientific story of creation - 13.8 billion years from the Big Bang to human consciousness, via the origins of the space and time, mass and light, stars, the habitable earth,  Read more...
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The collective mind of humanity has made extraordinary progress in its quest to understand how the current richness of the physical world has emerged, and Baggott with his characteristic lucidity Read more...

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