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Cosmic Evolution

The Rise of Complexity in Nature

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$36.00 • £28.95 • €32.50

ISBN 9780674009875

Publication Date: 10/15/2002

Short

274 pages

5-11/16 x 8-7/8 inches

32 halftones, 16 line illustrations, 2 tables

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  • Preface
  • Prologue: Overview of Cosmic Evolution
  • Introduction: The Nature of Change
  • Chapter One: Matter
  • Chapter Two: Radiation
  • Chapter Three: Life
  • Discussion: Evolution, Broadly Considered
  • Epilogue: A Grand Synthesis
  • Symbols and Numerical Constants
  • Glossary
  • Notes
  • Works Cited
  • Further Reading
  • Index
  • About the Author

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