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The Resource Universe in creation : a new understanding of the big bang and the emergence of life, Roy R. Gould

Universe in creation : a new understanding of the big bang and the emergence of life, Roy R. Gould

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Universe in creation : a new understanding of the big bang and the emergence of life
Title
Universe in creation
Title remainder
a new understanding of the big bang and the emergence of life
Statement of responsibility
Roy R. Gould
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We know the universe has a history, but does it also have a story of self-creation to tell? Yes, in Roy R. Gould's account. He offers a compelling narrative of how the universe--with no instruction other than its own laws--evolved into billions of galaxies and gave rise to life, including humans who have been trying for millennia to comprehend it. Far from being a random accident, the universe is hard at work, extracting order from chaos. Making use of the best current science, Gould turns what many assume to be true about the universe on its head. The cosmos expands inward, not outward. Gravity can drive things apart, not merely together. And the universe seems to defy entropy as it becomes more ordered, rather than the other way around. Strangest of all, the universe is exquisitely hospitable to life, despite its being constructed from undistinguished atoms and a few unexceptional rules of behavior. Universe in Creation explores whether the emergence of life, rather than being a mere cosmic afterthought, may be written into the most basic laws of nature. Offering a fresh take on what brought the world--and us--into being, Gould helps us see the universe as the master of its own creation, not tethered to a singular event but burgeoning as new space and energy continuously stream into existence. It is a very old story, as yet unfinished, with plotlines that twist and churn through infinite space and time
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MH/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gould, Roy
Dewey number
570.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH325
LC item number
.G68 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life
  • Creation
  • Big bang theory
  • Beginning
  • Universe
Label
Universe in creation : a new understanding of the big bang and the emergence of life, Roy R. Gould
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-265) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one. Where does the universe come from?. What is the universe--and how large is it? -- Galaxies misbehave -- What's the big idea? -- Einstein, gravity, and the universe -- The big bang and beyond -- Building plans -- Part two. How did structure arise from chaos?. An apple pie from scratch -- Into the abyss -- Into the cauldron -- Into the light -- Part three. Is life merely a roll of the cosmic dice?. The great inventor -- Information, please! -- Is evolution predictable? -- The sensational sensations -- Design without a designer? -- "Who's there?" -- Epilogue : what is worthy of our wonder?
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780674976078
Lccn
2017047932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1006492809
  • (OCoLC)1006492809
Label
Universe in creation : a new understanding of the big bang and the emergence of life, Roy R. Gould
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-265) 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
Part one. Where does the universe come from?. What is the universe--and how large is it? -- Galaxies misbehave -- What's the big idea? -- Einstein, gravity, and the universe -- The big bang and beyond -- Building plans -- Part two. How did structure arise from chaos?. An apple pie from scratch -- Into the abyss -- Into the cauldron -- Into the light -- Part three. Is life merely a roll of the cosmic dice?. The great inventor -- Information, please! -- Is evolution predictable? -- The sensational sensations -- Design without a designer? -- "Who's there?" -- Epilogue : what is worthy of our wonder?
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780674976078
Lccn
2017047932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1006492809
  • (OCoLC)1006492809

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