The Origins of Everything in 100 Pages (More or Less)

 
 
Yale University Press
  • erschienen am 5. Januar 2018
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 136 Seiten
978-0-300-23050-5 (ISBN)
 
Covering 13.8 billion years in some 100 pages, a calculatedly concise, wryly intelligent history of everything, from the Big Bang to the advent of human civilization

With wonder, wit, and flair-and in record time and space-geophysicist David Bercovici explains how everything came to be everywhere, from the creation of stars and galaxies to the formation of Earth's atmosphere and oceans, to the origin of life and human civilization. Bercovici marries humor and legitimate scientific intrigue, rocketing readers across nearly fourteen billion years and making connections between the essential theories that give us our current understanding of topics as varied as particle physics, plate tectonics, and photosynthesis. Bercovici's unique literary endeavor is a treasure trove of real, compelling science and fascinating history, providing both science lovers and complete neophytes with an unforgettable introduction to the fields of cosmology, geology, genetics, climate science, human evolution, and more.
  • Englisch
  • USA
  • Broschur/Paperback
12 b-w illus.
  • Höhe: 190 mm
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  • Breite: 141 mm
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  • Dicke: 15 mm
  • 196 gr
978-0-300-23050-5 (9780300230505)
0300230508 (0300230508)
David Bercovici is the Frederick William Beinecke Professor of Geology and Geophysics at Yale University. He is the recipient of numerous awards, a fellow of the American Geophysical Union, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is an expert in planetary physics and studies the origin of plate tectonics, the deep interior of the Earth, and how volcanoes work.
"A sort of greatest hits package of the history of the universe."-How It Works
"The author writes with a light touch and a gift for explaining complex science in understandable terms. If you find scientific conversations going over your head, then this is for you."-Chris Nancollas, The Tablet
Included on the 2017 Best Book List by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
"Clear, concise, comprehensive, and written with verve and a sense of humor, The Origins of Everything is a delightful journey through time from the big bang to the present day."-Doug Macdougall, author of Frozen Earth
"You cannot help but love Bercovici for unfolding the story of the universe in what feels like a friendly conversation over a glass of wine. His self-effacing humor belies a world-class depth of expertise."-Linda Elkins-Tanton, director of School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University
"We are stardust. David Bercovici's 'pocket guide' to the Universe unpacks that beautiful truth and explains what made our planet special. Here are one hundred pages that are rich with discovery and perspective."-Sean B. Carroll, author of The Serengeti Rules

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