Stardust Revolution: The New Story of Our Origin in the Stars by Jacob Berkowitz - PDF free download eBook

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  • Published: Dec 05, 2015
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Youll Never Look at the Night Sky the Same Way AgainThree great scientific revolutions have shaped our understanding of the cosmos and our relationship to it. The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries witnessed the Copernican Revolution, which...

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9781616145491
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Youll Never Look at the Night Sky the Same Way Again

Three great scientific revolutions have shaped our understanding of the cosmos and our relationship to it. The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries witnessed the Copernican Revolution, which bodychecked the Earth as the pivot point of creation and joined us with the rest of the cosmos as one planet among many orbiting the Sun. Three centuries later came the second great scientific revolution: the Darwinian Revolution. It removed us from a distinct, divine biological status to place us wholly in the ebb and flow of all terrestrial life.

Now, science author Jacob Berkowitz describes how were in the midst of a third great scientific revolution, five centuries in the making: the Stardust Revolution. It is the merging of the once-disparate realms of astronomy and evolutionary biology, and of the Copernican and Darwinian Revolutions, placing life in a cosmic context.

The Stardust Revolution takes readers on a grand journey that begins on the summit of Californias Mount Wilson, where astronomers first realized that the universe is both expanding and evolving, to a radio telescope used to identify how organic molecules—the building blocks of life—are made by stars. Its an epic story told through a scientific cast that includes some of the twentieth centurys greatest minds—including Nobel laureate Charles Townes, who discovered cosmic water—as well as the most ambitious scientific explorers of the twenty-first century, those racing to find another living planet.

Today, an entirely new breed of scientists—astrobiologists and astrochemists—are taking the study of life into the space age. Astrobiologists study the origins, evolution, and distribution of life, not just on Earth, but in the universe. Stardust science is filling in the missing links in our evolutionary story, ones that extend our family tree back to the stars.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:

Our ancestors are stars in this extreme genealogy, which follows the history of discoveries that blossomed into a new field... . Berkowitz gracefully chronicles the work and passion of physicists, chemists, and other stardust scientists who probe the universe for signs of life. —Scientific American

With a delightfully readable style, Jacob Berkowitz illuminates the greatest scientific story of our time: the search for humanitys origin and place in the cosmos. —Steven J. Dick, former NASA chief historian and author of Life on Other Worlds

In his lively and meticulous book, Berkowitz tells the incredible story of how were discovering our true cosmic origins—reflected in every atom, molecule, and grain of matter in the universe. Read it and youll never look at the night sky, or yourself, the same way again. —Dr. Caleb Scharf, director of astrobiology at Columbia University and author of Gravitys Engines

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Jacob Berkowitz is the bestselling author of Jurassic Poop: What Dinosaurs (and Others) Left Behind, winner of a 2007 American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award. His book Out of This World: The Amazing Search for an Alien Earth was selected as a SkyNews magazine best astronomy book for 2009. He has written for the Globe and Mail, among other publications.

m a distinct, divine biological status to place us wholly in the ebb and flow of all terrestrial life.

Now, science author Jacob Berkowitz describes how were in the midst of a third great scientific revolution, five centuries in the making: the Stardust Revolution. It is the merging of the once-disparate realms of astronomy and evolutionary biology, and of the Copernican and Darwinian Revolutions, placing life in a cosmic context.

The Stardust Revolution takes readers on a grand journey that begins on the summit of Californias Mount Wilson, where astronomers first realized that the universe is both expanding and evolving, to a radio telescope used to identify how organic molecules—the building blocks of life—are made by stars. Its an epic story told through a scientific cast that includes some of the twentieth centurys greatest minds—including Nobel laureate Charles Townes, who discovered cosmic water—as well as the most ambitious scientific explorers of the twenty-first century, those racing to find another living planet.

Today, an entirely new breed of scientists—astrobiologists and astrochemists—are taking the study of life into the space age. Astrobiologists study the origins, evolution, and distribution of life, not just on Earth, but in the universe. Stardust science is filling in the missing links in our evolutionary story, ones that extend our family tree back to the stars.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:

Our ancestors are stars in this extreme genealogy, which follows the history of discoveries that blossomed into a new field... . Berkowitz gracefully chronicles the work and passion of physicists, chemists, and other stardust scientists who probe the universe for signs of life. —Scientific American

With a delightfully readable style, Jacob Berkowitz illuminates the greatest scientific story of our time: the search for humanitys origin and place in the cosmos. —Steven J. Dick, former NASA chief historian and author of Life on Other Worlds

In his lively and meticulous book, Berkowitz tells the incredible story of how were discovering our true cosmic origins—reflected in every atom, molecule, and grain of matter in the universe. Read it and youll never look at the night sky, or yourself, the same way again. —Dr. Caleb Scharf, director of astrobiology at Columbia University and author of Gravitys Engines

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