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The Resource Earth-shattering : violent supernovas, galactic explosions, biological mayhem, nuclear meltdowns, and other hazards to life in our universe, Bob Berman

Earth-shattering : violent supernovas, galactic explosions, biological mayhem, nuclear meltdowns, and other hazards to life in our universe, Bob Berman

Label
Earth-shattering : violent supernovas, galactic explosions, biological mayhem, nuclear meltdowns, and other hazards to life in our universe
Title
Earth-shattering
Title remainder
violent supernovas, galactic explosions, biological mayhem, nuclear meltdowns, and other hazards to life in our universe
Statement of responsibility
Bob Berman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A heart-pumping exploration of the biggest explosions in history, from the Big Bang to mysterious activity on Earth and everything in between The overwhelming majority of celestial space is inactive, and will remain forever unruffled. Similarly, more than 90% of the universe's 70 billion trillion suns had non-attention-getting births and are living out their existences in a steady predictable fashion. But when cosmic violence does unfold, it changes the very fabric of the universe with mega-explosions and ripple effects that reach the near limits of human comprehension. From exploding galaxies to supernovas and hypernovas to gamma ray bursts and space-and-time warping upheavals, these moments are rare yet powerful, often unseen but consequentially felt. In Cataclysms , Astronomy writer Bob Berman guides us through an epic, all-inclusive investigation into these instances of cosmic violence of the largest-magnitude. He will explore the sudden creation of dazzling "new stars," the furiously explosive birth of our own Moon, how every moment ultra-high energy cosmic rays continue to bombard us, despite the Earth's protective mechanisms, and even the ways in which humanity itself has harnessed cataclysmic energy for its own gain. It will lead us humans, seemingly hard wired to enjoy fireworks, to savor the all-time greatest pyrotechnic displays -- and the strange objects that arose from them, including the very materials Nature has used to fashion our brains
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berman, Bob
Dewey number
523.1/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB991.B54
LC item number
B47 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Big bang theory
  • Cosmology
Label
Earth-shattering : violent supernovas, galactic explosions, biological mayhem, nuclear meltdowns, and other hazards to life in our universe, Bob Berman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-296) 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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 307 pages
Isbn
9780316511353
Lccn
2018026997
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1039604703
  • (OCoLC)1039604703
Label
Earth-shattering : violent supernovas, galactic explosions, biological mayhem, nuclear meltdowns, and other hazards to life in our universe, Bob Berman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-296) 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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 307 pages
Isbn
9780316511353
Lccn
2018026997
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1039604703
  • (OCoLC)1039604703

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