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Epic of Evolution Seven Ages of the Cosmos

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ISBN-10: 0231135610

ISBN-13: 9780231135610

Edition: 2007

Authors: Lola Judith Chaisson, Eric J. Chaisson

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How did everything around us-the air, the land, the sea, and the stars-originate? What is the source of order, form, and structure characterizing all material things? These are just some of the grand scientific questions Eric J. Chaisson, author of the classic work Cosmic Dawn, explores in his enthralling and illuminating history of the universe. Explaining new discoveries and a range of cutting-edge ideas and theories, Chaisson provides a creative and coherent synthesis of current scientific thinking on the universe's beginnings. He takes us on a tour of the seven ages of the cosmos, from the formless era of radiation through the origins of human culture. Along the way he examines the…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 3/27/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 6.54" wide x 9.13" long x 1.17" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Eric Chaisson holds research professorships in the departments of physics, astronomy, and education at Tufts University, where he directs the Wright Center for Science Education. He is the author of several books, including Cosmic Dawn: The Origins of Matter and Lifeand Cosmic Evolution: The Rise of Complexity in Nature.