Origins : cosmos, earth, and mankind

Format: Print Book 1998
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction QB981.P5813 1998
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  QB981.P5813 1998
 
 
Summary
In this book, three eminent scientists--an astrophysicist, an organic chemist, and an anthropologist--ponder some of the basic questions that have obsessed mankind through the ages and offer thoughtful, enlightening answers in terms the layperson can understand.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "For those nonscientists who've dreamed of conversing about the basic cosmic questions with scientists au courant with current research, Origins is a dream come true. This translation of a book published in France last year is a set of three interviews conducted by a science editor. The editor poses simple but informed questions, which the scientists answer in clear, noncondescending ways--as if they've still got the excitement of their debut explanation of, say, the big bang theory and the first moments of time. However, they only briefly mention the scientist whose genius or persistence penetrated the unknown, because their audience is the reader who is curious as a child but completely unaware of rudimentary facts. To such inquisitive but as yet unenlightened types, listing and explaining the four fundamental physical forces, the chemistry of DNA, or hominid fossils of Africa is much more important than digressing on the methods and biographies of those who made such discoveries. A fireside primer for the first steps toward the endless frontier of science. --Gilbert Taylor"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Cosmology.
Human beings -- Origin.
Evolution (Biology)
Scientists -- Interviews.
Publisher New York :Arcade Pub. :1998
Distributed by Little, Brown,
Edition 1st English-language ed.
Contributors Reeves, Hubert.
Language English
Description viii, 210 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 155970408X
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