The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life

The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life
Author: Pekka Teerikorpi,Mauri Valtonen,Kirsi Lehto,Harry Lehto,Gene Byrd,Arthur Chernin
Pages: 544
ISBN: 1493938789
Available:
Release: 2016-04-01
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This history of science analyzes how we came to be. It starts with life s origins and tracks the universe to present day, covering astronomy, physics, chemistry and biology and offering biographical details of science s greatest thinkers."

The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life

The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life
Author: Pekka Teerikorpi,Mauri J. Valtonen,Kirsi Lehto,Harry Lehto,Gene G. Byrd,Artur Davidovich Chernin
Pages: 584
ISBN: 3030179230
Available:
Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Regarding his discoveries, Sir Isaac Newton famously said, "If I have seen further it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants." The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life describes, complete with fascinating biographical details of the thinkers involved, a history of the universe as interpreted by the expanding body of knowledge of humankind. From subatomic particles to the protein chains that form life, and expanding in scale to the entire universe, this book covers the science that explains how we came to be. This book contains a great breadth of knowledge, from astronomy and physics to chemistry and biology. The second edition brings this story up to date, chronicling scientific achievements in recent years in such fields of research as cosmology, the large-scale architecture of the universe, black holes, exoplanets, and the search for extraterrestrial life. With over 250 figures, this is a non-technical, easy-to-read textbook at an introductory college level that is ideal for anyone interested in science as well as its history.

The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life

The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life
Author: Pekka Teerikorpi,Mauri Valtonen,Kirsi Lehto,Harry Lehto,Gene Byrd,Arthur Chernin
Pages: 584
ISBN: 9783030179212
Available:
Release: 2019-09-04
Editor: Springer Nature
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Regarding his discoveries, Sir Isaac Newton famously said, "If I have seen further it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants." The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life describes, complete with fascinating biographical details of the thinkers involved, a history of the universe as interpreted by the expanding body of knowledge of humankind. From subatomic particles to the protein chains that form life, and expanding in scale to the entire universe, this book covers the science that explains how we came to be. This book contains a great breadth of knowledge, from astronomy and physics to chemistry and biology. The second edition brings this story up to date, chronicling scientific achievements in recent years in such fields of research as cosmology, the large-scale architecture of the universe, black holes, exoplanets, and the search for extraterrestrial life. With over 250 figures, this is a non-technical, easy-to-read textbook at an introductory college level that is ideal for anyone interested in science as well as its history.

The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life

The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life
Author: Pekka Teerikorpi,Mauri Valtonen,K. Lehto,Harry Lehto,Gene Byrd,Arthur Chernin
Pages: 508
ISBN: 0387560696
Available:
Release: 2008-11-01
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sir Isaac Newton famously said, regarding his discoveries, "If I have seen further it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants." The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life describes, complete with fascinating biographical details of the thinkers involved, the ascent to the metaphorical shoulders accomplished by the greatest minds in history. For the first time, a single book can take the reader on a journey through the history of the universe as interpreted by the expanding body of knowledge of humankind. From subatomic particles to the protein chains that form life, and expanding in scale to the entire universe, this book covers the science that explains how we came to be. The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life contains a great breadth of knowledge, from astronomy to physics, from chemistry to biology. It includes over 350 figures that enhance the comprehension of concepts both basic and advanced, and is a non-technical, easy-to-read text at an introductory college level that is ideal for anyone interested in science as well as its history.

The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life

The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life
Author: Pekka Teerikorpi,Mauri J. Valtonen,Kirsi Lehto,Harry Lehto,Gene G. Byrd,Artur Davidovich Chernin
Pages: 584
ISBN: 3030179222
Available:
Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Regarding his discoveries, Sir Isaac Newton famously said, "If I have seen further it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants." The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life describes, complete with fascinating biographical details of the thinkers involved, a history of the universe as interpreted by the expanding body of knowledge of humankind. From subatomic particles to the protein chains that form life, and expanding in scale to the entire universe, this book covers the science that explains how we came to be. This book contains a great breadth of knowledge, from astronomy and physics to chemistry and biology. The second edition brings this story up to date, chronicling scientific achievements in recent years in such fields of research as cosmology, the large-scale architecture of the universe, black holes, exoplanets, and the search for extraterrestrial life. With over 250 figures, this is a non-technical, easy-to-read textbook at an introductory college level that is ideal for anyone interested in science as well as its history.

Origins of Life in the Universe

Origins of Life in the Universe
Author: Robert Jastrow,Michael Rampino
Pages: 395
ISBN: 9780521825764
Available:
Release: 2008-10-23
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The most fascinating questions on the history of the Universe are answered in this text.

The Universe and Life

The Universe and Life
Author: G. Siegfried Kutter
Pages: 592
ISBN: STANFORD:36105030635663
Available:
Release: 1987
Editor: Jones & Bartlett Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Origins of Life and the Universe

The Origins of Life and the Universe
Author: Paul F. Lurquin
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780231507660
Available:
Release: 2003-04-16
Editor: Columbia University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Origins of Life and the Universe is the culmination of a university science professor's search for understanding and is based on his experiences teaching the fundamental issues of physics, chemistry, and biology in the classroom. What is life? Where did it come from? How can understanding the origins of life on Earth help us understand the origins of the universe, and vice versa? These are questions that have occupied us all. This is a book, then, about the beginning of things—of the universe, matter, stars, and planetary systems, and finally, of life itself—topics of profound interest that are rarely considered together. After surveying prescientific accounts of the origins of life, the book examines the concepts of modern physics and cosmology, in particular the two pillars of modern physics, relativity and quantum theory, and how they can be applied to the Big Bang model of the creation of the universe. The author then considers molecular genetics and DNA, the famed building block of life. In addition to assessing various hypotheses concerning the appearance of the first bacterial cells and their evolution into more complex eukaryotic cells, this section explains how "protocells" may have started a kind of integrated metabolism and how horizontal gene transfer may have speeded up evolution. Finally, the book discusses the possibility that life did not originate on planet Earth but first appeared on other solar planets, or perhaps in other star systems. How would such a possibility affect our understanding of the meaning of life, or of its ultimate fate in the universe? The book ends as it begins, with profound questions and penetrating answers, a state-of-the-art guide to unlocking the scientific mysteries of life and matter.

Origin And Evolution Of The Universe From Big Bang To Exobiology Second Edition

Origin And Evolution Of The Universe  From Big Bang To Exobiology  Second Edition
Author: Matthew A Malkan,Benjamin M Zuckerman
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9789811206474
Available:
Release: 2020-08-12
Editor: World Scientific
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The book provides a broad overview of what we currently know about the Origin and Evolution of the Universe. The goal is to be scientifically comprehensive but concise. We trace the origins from the Big Bang and cosmic expansion, to the formation of galaxies, heavy elements, stars and planets as abodes for life. This field has made stunning progress since the first edition of this book. At that time, there were no known planets outside of our own Solar System (compared with the many thousands currently being studied). The origin of massive black holes was pure speculation (compared with the very recent detection of the first gravitational waves from space, produced by the cataclysmic merger of two surprisingly large black holes). And the most important energy in the Universe, now known as the Dark Energy which is accelerating the expansion, had not been discovered. We aim to bring lay readers with an interest in science 'up to speed' on all of these key discoveries that are part of the panorama of cosmic evolution, which has ultimately lead to our existence on Earth.

The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life

The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life
Author: Pekka Teerikorpi,Mauri Valtonen,K. Lehto,Harry Lehto,Gene Byrd,Arthur Chernin
Pages: 522
ISBN: 9780387095349
Available:
Release: 2008-12-29
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sir Isaac Newton famously said, regarding his discoveries, "If I have seen further it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants." The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life describes, complete with fascinating biographical details of the thinkers involved, the ascent to the metaphorical shoulders accomplished by the greatest minds in history. For the first time, a single book can take the reader on a journey through the history of the universe as interpreted by the expanding body of knowledge of humankind. From subatomic particles to the protein chains that form life, and expanding in scale to the entire universe, this book covers the science that explains how we came to be. The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life contains a great breadth of knowledge, from astronomy to physics, from chemistry to biology. It includes over 350 figures that enhance the comprehension of concepts both basic and advanced, and is a non-technical, easy-to-read text at an introductory college level that is ideal for anyone interested in science as well as its history.

The Emergence of Life

The Emergence of Life
Author: Pier Luigi Luisi
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781139455640
Available:
Release: 2006-07-13
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The origin of life from inanimate matter has been the focus of much research for decades, both experimentally and philosophically. Luisi takes the reader through the consecutive stages from prebiotic chemistry to synthetic biology, uniquely combining both approaches. This book presents a systematic course discussing the successive stages of self-organisation, emergence, self-replication, autopoiesis, synthetic compartments and construction of cellular models, in order to demonstrate the spontaneous increase in complexity from inanimate matter to the first cellular life forms. A chapter is dedicated to each of these steps, using a number of synthetic and biological examples. With end-of-chapter review questions to aid reader comprehension, this book will appeal to graduate students and academics researching the origin of life and related areas such as evolutionary biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, biophysics and natural sciences.

Origins and Evolution of Life

Origins and Evolution of Life
Author: Muriel Gargaud,Purificación López-Garcìa,Hervé Martin
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781139494595
Available:
Release: 2011-01-06
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Devoted to exploring questions about the origin and evolution of life in our Universe, this highly interdisciplinary book brings together a broad array of scientists. Thirty chapters assembled in eight major sections convey the knowledge accumulated and the richness of the debates generated by this challenging theme. The text explores the latest research on the conditions and processes that led to the emergence of life on Earth and, by extension, perhaps on other planetary bodies. Diverse sources of knowledge are integrated, from astronomical and geophysical data, to the role of water, the origin of minimal life properties and the oldest traces of biological activity on our planet. This text will not only appeal to graduate students but to the large body of scientists interested in the challenges presented by the origin of life, its evolution, and its possible existence beyond Earth.

A World Beyond Physics

A World Beyond Physics
Author: Stuart A. Kauffman
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780190871345
Available:
Release: 2019-04-01
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How did life start? Is the evolution of life describable by any physics-like laws? Stuart Kauffman's latest book offers an explanation-beyond what the laws of physics can explain-of the progression from a complex chemical environment to molecular reproduction, metabolism and to early protocells, and further evolution to what we recognize as life. Among the estimated one hundred billion solar systems in the known universe, evolving life is surely abundant. That evolution is a process of "becoming" in each case. Since Newton, we have turned to physics to assess reality. But physics alone cannot tell us where we came from, how we arrived, and why our world has evolved past the point of unicellular organisms to an extremely complex biosphere. Building on concepts from his work as a complex systems researcher at the Santa Fe Institute, Kauffman focuses in particular on the idea of cells constructing themselves and introduces concepts such as "constraint closure." Living systems are defined by the concept of "organization" which has not been focused on in enough in previous works. Cells are autopoetic systems that build themselves: they literally construct their own constraints on the release of energy into a few degrees of freedom that constitutes the very thermodynamic work by which they build their own self creating constraints. Living cells are "machines" that construct and assemble their own working parts. The emergence of such systems-the origin of life problem-was probably a spontaneous phase transition to self-reproduction in complex enough prebiotic systems. The resulting protocells were capable of Darwin's heritable variation, hence open-ended evolution by natural selection. Evolution propagates this burgeoning organization. Evolving living creatures, by existing, create new niches into which yet further new creatures can emerge. If life is abundant in the universe, this self-constructing, propagating, exploding diversity takes us beyond physics to biospheres everywhere.

Science and Creationism

Science and Creationism
Author: National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
Pages: 35
ISBN: 0309064066
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: National Academies Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This edition of Science and Creationism summarizes key aspects of several of the most important lines of evidence supporting evolution. It describes some of the positions taken by advocates of creation science and presents an analysis of these claims. This document lays out for a broader audience the case against presenting religious concepts in science classes. The document covers the origin of the universe, Earth, and life; evidence supporting biological evolution; and human evolution. (Contains 31 references.) (CCM)

The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life

The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life
Author: Pekka Teerikorpi,Mauri Valtonen,K. Lehto,Harry Lehto,Gene Byrd,Arthur Chernin
Pages: 508
ISBN: 0387560696
Available:
Release: 2008-11-01
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sir Isaac Newton famously said, regarding his discoveries, "If I have seen further it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants." The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life describes, complete with fascinating biographical details of the thinkers involved, the ascent to the metaphorical shoulders accomplished by the greatest minds in history. For the first time, a single book can take the reader on a journey through the history of the universe as interpreted by the expanding body of knowledge of humankind. From subatomic particles to the protein chains that form life, and expanding in scale to the entire universe, this book covers the science that explains how we came to be. The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life contains a great breadth of knowledge, from astronomy to physics, from chemistry to biology. It includes over 350 figures that enhance the comprehension of concepts both basic and advanced, and is a non-technical, easy-to-read text at an introductory college level that is ideal for anyone interested in science as well as its history.

Origins of Life on the Earth and in the Cosmos

Origins of Life on the Earth and in the Cosmos
Author: Geoffrey L. Zubay
Pages: 564
ISBN: 9780127819105
Available:
Release: 2000
Editor: Academic Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Origins of Life on the Earth and in the Cosmos, Second Edition, suggests answers to the age-old questions of how life arose in the universe and how it might arise elsewhere. This thorough revision of a very successful text describes key events in the evolution of living systems, starting with the creation of an environment suitable for the origins of life. Whereas one may never be able to reconstruct the precise pathway that led to the origin of life on earth, one can certainly make some plausible reconstructions of it. Such discussions have greatly expanded our understanding of the principles of chemical evolution and how they compare and contrast with the principles of biological evolution. The text is strong on biochemistry and its recent applications to origins' research. Provides an excellent review of basic biochemistry an evolution Written in a clear, concise style for scientists, students, and readers interested in a scientific inquiry into the origins of life Written by an authority in the field, and brought fully up-to-date in light of new research Pulls together valuable information not found in a single source Organized and presented in a manner conductive for use in a college course Heavily illustrated to make difficult concepts concrete

Cosmosapiens

Cosmosapiens
Author: John Hands
Pages: 704
ISBN: 9781468313246
Available:
Release: 2017-10-31
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Specialist scientific fields are developing at incredibly swift speeds, but what can they really tell us about how the universe began and how we as humans evolved to play such a dominant role on Earth? John Hands’ extraordinarily ambitious book merges scientific knowledge from multiple disciplines and evaluates without bias or preconception all the theories and evidence about the origin and evolution of matter, consciousness, and mankind. The result, a “pearl of dialectical reasoning†? (Publishers Weekly, starred review), provides the most comprehensive account yet of current ideas such as cosmic inflation, dark energy, the selfish gene, and neurogenetic determinism. In the clearest possible prose it differentiates the firmly established from the speculative and examines the claims of various fields to approach a unified theory of everything. In doing so it challenges the orthodox consensus in those branches of cosmology, biology, and neuroscience that have ossified into dogma. Its “shocking and invigorating†? analysis (Daily Telegraph, A Best Science Book of 2015) reveals underlying patterns of cooperation, complexification, and convergence that lead to the unique emergence in humans of a self-reflective consciousness that enables us to determine our future evolution. This groundbreaking book is destined to become a classic of scientific thinking.

The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life

The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life
Author: Pekka Teerikorpi,Mauri Valtonen,K. Lehto,Harry Lehto,Gene Byrd,Arthur Chernin
Pages: 522
ISBN: 0387095330
Available:
Release: 2008-12-04
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sir Isaac Newton famously said, regarding his discoveries, "If I have seen further it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants." The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life describes, complete with fascinating biographical details of the thinkers involved, the ascent to the metaphorical shoulders accomplished by the greatest minds in history. For the first time, a single book can take the reader on a journey through the history of the universe as interpreted by the expanding body of knowledge of humankind. From subatomic particles to the protein chains that form life, and expanding in scale to the entire universe, this book covers the science that explains how we came to be. The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life contains a great breadth of knowledge, from astronomy to physics, from chemistry to biology. It includes over 350 figures that enhance the comprehension of concepts both basic and advanced, and is a non-technical, easy-to-read text at an introductory college level that is ideal for anyone interested in science as well as its history.

The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life

The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life
Author: Pekka Teerikorpi,Mauri Valtonen,K. Lehto,Harry Lehto,Gene Byrd,Arthur Chernin
Pages: 508
ISBN: 0387560696
Available:
Release: 2008-11-01
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sir Isaac Newton famously said, regarding his discoveries, "If I have seen further it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants." The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life describes, complete with fascinating biographical details of the thinkers involved, the ascent to the metaphorical shoulders accomplished by the greatest minds in history. For the first time, a single book can take the reader on a journey through the history of the universe as interpreted by the expanding body of knowledge of humankind. From subatomic particles to the protein chains that form life, and expanding in scale to the entire universe, this book covers the science that explains how we came to be. The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life contains a great breadth of knowledge, from astronomy to physics, from chemistry to biology. It includes over 350 figures that enhance the comprehension of concepts both basic and advanced, and is a non-technical, easy-to-read text at an introductory college level that is ideal for anyone interested in science as well as its history.

Exobiology Matter Energy and Information in the Origin and Evolution of Life in the Universe

Exobiology  Matter  Energy  and Information in the Origin and Evolution of Life in the Universe
Author: Julian Chela-Flores,François Raulin
Pages: 386
ISBN: 9789401150569
Available:
Release: 2012-12-06
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Leading researchers in the area of the origin, evolution and distribution of life in the universe contributed to Exobiology: Matter, Energy, and Information in the Origin and Evolution of Life in the Universe. This volume provides a review of this interdisciplinary field. In 50 chapters many aspects that contribute to exobiology are reviewed by 90 authors. These include: historical perspective of biological evolution; cultural aspects of exobiology, cosmic, chemical and biological evolution, molecular biology, geochronology, biogeochemistry, biogeology, and planetology. Some of the current missions are discussed. Other subjects in the frontier of exobiology are reviewed, such as the search for planets outside the solar system, and the possible manifestation of intelligence in those new potential environments. The SETI research effort is well represented in this general overview of exobiology. This book is the proceedings of the Fifth Trieste Conference on Chemical Evolution that took place in September 1997. The volume is dedicated to the memory of Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam who suggested the initiation of the Trieste conferences on chemical evolution and the origin of life. Audience: Graduate students and researchers in the many areas of basic, earth, and life sciences that contribute to the study of chemical evolution and the origin, evolution and distribution of life in the universe.