The Resource Life through time and space, Wallace Arthur ; [illustrations by Stephen Arthur]

Life through time and space, Wallace Arthur ; [illustrations by Stephen Arthur]

Label
Life through time and space
Title
Life through time and space
Statement of responsibility
Wallace Arthur ; [illustrations by Stephen Arthur]
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We all had three origins: the origin of our own individual life, the origin of life on Earth, and the origin of our planetary home from a universe that initially had neither stars nor planets. This book tells the stories of these three origins and the evolutionary processes connected with them. It tells the stories in an intertwined way; and it considers the likelihood that intelligent life-forms on other planets exist--indeed are numerous--and had their own versions of these same three origins. The evolutionary story of the universe involves the origins of stars, planets, and life. The evolutionary story of life on Earth involves the origins of cells, animals, and intelligence. The evolutionary story of an intelligent alien living on an exoplanet somewhere in the Milky Way galaxy may have those same three origins, though here we're in the realm of hypothesis. But we come firmly back to Earth for the evolutionary story of the human embryo, which involves the origin of mulberries, sausages, and brains--though the first two of these are metaphorical creatures. These stories are not told in sequence; rather, the book intertwines them. It takes the form of a series of chapter-triplets, in each of which all of the stories feature. So we begin not with the big bang but rather by gazing into the night-time sky and using the constellation of Cassiopeia to locate extra-terrestrial life. And we end not with the rarefied skies of the distant future but with the prospects for human survival--or extinction--and the world-wide clash between intolerance and enlightenment, which may help to decide our ultimate fate.--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Arthur, Wallace
Dewey number
576.8/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH325
LC item number
.A724 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Arthur, Stephen
  • EBSCOhost
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Human evolution
  • Life on other planets
  • Exobiology
  • Extraterrestrial beings
  • Developmental biology
Label
Life through time and space, Wallace Arthur ; [illustrations by Stephen Arthur]
Link
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1561256
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-267) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. From stars to embryos. Galaxy gazing -- Handy man and other early people -- A human with no nerves -- II. Cycles of life. From celestial furnaces -- Life cycles : animals versus stars -- The moment of conception -- III. In the beginning. A universe begins -- The opposite of a whimper -- Our internal evolution -- IV. Structures and functions. Spacious heavens -- The ecological theater -- Becoming an adult -- V. From boulders to brains. Rubble around the sun -- The very first animals -- Here comes the brain -- VI. Milestones of discovery. Exoplanets and aliens -- From Darwin to Darwinism -- Analyzing the embryo -- VII. Endings and enlightenment. The end of the world -- Extinction and how to avoid it -- From embryo to enlightenment
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674982246
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40027393359
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(NhCcYBP)99973746345
Label
Life through time and space, Wallace Arthur ; [illustrations by Stephen Arthur]
Link
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1561256
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-267) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. From stars to embryos. Galaxy gazing -- Handy man and other early people -- A human with no nerves -- II. Cycles of life. From celestial furnaces -- Life cycles : animals versus stars -- The moment of conception -- III. In the beginning. A universe begins -- The opposite of a whimper -- Our internal evolution -- IV. Structures and functions. Spacious heavens -- The ecological theater -- Becoming an adult -- V. From boulders to brains. Rubble around the sun -- The very first animals -- Here comes the brain -- VI. Milestones of discovery. Exoplanets and aliens -- From Darwin to Darwinism -- Analyzing the embryo -- VII. Endings and enlightenment. The end of the world -- Extinction and how to avoid it -- From embryo to enlightenment
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674982246
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40027393359
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(NhCcYBP)99973746345

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