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Author Bercovici, David.

Title The origins of everything : in 100 pages (more or less) / David Bercovici.

Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2016.

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Description 1 online resource (149 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Covering 13.8 billion years in some 100 pages, a calculatedly concise, wryly intelligent history of everything, from the Big Bang to the advent of human civilizationWith wonder, wit, and flair--and in record time and space--geophysicist David Bercovici explains how everything came to be everywhere, from the creation of stars and galaxies to the formation of Earth's atmosphere and oceans, to the origin of life and human civilization. Bercovici marries humor and legitimate scientific intrigue, rocketing readers across nearly fourteen billion years and making connections between the essential theories that give us our current understanding of topics as varied as particle physics, plate tectonics, and photosynthesis. Bercovici's unique literary endeavor is a treasure trove of real, compelling science and fascinating history, providing both science lovers and complete neophytes with an unforgettable introduction to the fields of cosmology, geology, climate science, human evolution, and more.
Contents Universe and galaxies -- Stars and elements -- Solar system and planets -- Continents and Earth's interior -- Oceans and atmosphere -- Climate and habitability -- Life -- Humans and civilization.
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Subject Cosmology.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Bercovici, David. Origins of everything. New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2016 0300215134 9780300215137
ISBN 9780300224979 (electronic bk.)
0300224974 (electronic bk.)