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Life through Time and Space

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$29.95 • £23.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674975866

Publication Date: 08/07/2017


296 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

7 line illustrations


  • Preface
  • I. From Stars to Embryos
    • 1. Galaxy Gazing
    • 2. Handy Man and Other Early People
    • 3. A Human with No Nerves
  • II. Cycles of Life
    • 4. From Celestial Furnaces
    • 5. Life Cycles: Animals versus Stars
    • 6. The Moment of Conception
  • III. In the Beginning
    • 7. A Universe Begins
    • 8. The Opposite of a Whimper
    • 9. Our Internal Evolution
  • IV. Structures and Functions
    • 10. Spacious Heavens
    • 11. The Ecological Theater
    • 12. Becoming an Adult
  • V. From Boulders to Brains
    • 13. Rubble around the Sun
    • 14. The Very First Animals
    • 15. Here Comes the Brain
  • VI. Milestones of Discovery
    • 16. Exoplanets and Aliens
    • 17. From Darwin to Darwinism
    • 18. Analyzing the Embryo
  • VII. Endings and Enlightenment
    • 19. The End of the World
    • 20. Extinction and How to Avoid It
    • 21. From Embryo to Enlightenment
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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