Life in the Universe

These elements define the opportunities and limitations for life on other worlds. The book argues that life forms we would recognize may be more common in our solar system than many assume.

Life in the Universe

Examines each of these parameters in crucial depth and makes the argument that life forms we would recognize may be more common in our solar system than many assume. Considers exotic forms of life that would not have to rely on carbon as the basic chemical element, solar energy as the main energy source, or water as the primary solvent and the question of detecting bio- and geosignatures of such life forms, ranging from earth environments to deep space. Seeks an operational definition of life and investigate the realm of possibilities that nature offers to realize this very special state of matter. Avoids scientific jargon wherever possible to make this intrinsically interdisciplinary subject understandable to a broad range of readers.

Intelligent Life in the Universe

"A translation, extension, and revision of [the author's Vselennai︠a︡, zhiznʹ, razum]". Bibliography: p. 489-495.

Intelligent Life in the Universe

"A translation, extension, and revision of [the author's Vselennai︠a︡, zhiznʹ, razum]". Bibliography: p. 489-495.

The Life of the Cosmos

Lee Smolin offers a new theory of the universe that is at once elegant, comprehensive, and radically different from anything proposed before.

The Life of the Cosmos

Lee Smolin offers a new theory of the universe that is at once elegant, comprehensive, and radically different from anything proposed before. Smolin posits that a process of self organization like that of biological evolution shapes the universe, as it develops and eventually reproduces through black holes, each of which may result in a new big bang and a new universe. Natural selection may guide the appearance of the laws of physics, favoring those universes which best reproduce. The result would be a cosmology according to which life is a natural consequence of the fundamental principles on which the universe has been built, and a science that would give us a picture of the universe in which, as the author writes, "the occurrence of novelty, indeed the perpetual birth of novelty, can be understood." Smolin is one of the leading cosmologists at work today, and he writes with an expertise and force of argument that will command attention throughout the world of physics. But it is the humanity and sharp clarity of his prose that offers access for the layperson to the mind bending space at the forefront of today's physics.

Origins of Existence

Here is a stunning new perspective, a book of genesis for our time, revealing how the laws of physics created galaxies, stars, planets, and even life in the universe.

Origins of Existence

In Origins of Existence astrophysicist Fred Adams takes a radically different approach from the long tradition of biologists and spiritual leaders who have tried to explain how the universe supports the development of life. He argues that life followed naturally from the laws of physics -- which were established as the universe burst into existence at the big bang. Those elegant laws drove the formation of galaxies, stars, and planets -- including some like our Earth. That chain of creation produced all the tiny chemical structures and vast celestial landscapes required for life. Ultimately, physical laws and the complexity they generate define the kind of biospheres that are possible -- from an Amazon rain forest to a frigid ocean beneath an ice sheet on a Jovian moon. Adams suggests that life was not merely some lucky break, but rather a natural outcome of the ascending ladder of complexity supported by our universe. Since our galaxy seems to harbor millions of planets with the same basic elements of habitability as Earth, the emergence of life is probably not a rare event. If life emerges deep inside planets and moons, as new research suggests happened on our planet, the number of viable habitats is truly enormous. Seven chronological chapters take the reader from the laws of physics and birth of the universe to the origins of life on Earth -- showing how energy flowed, exploded, and was repeatedly harnessed in replicating structures and organisms. In his groundbreaking first book, Fred Adams established the five eras of the universe with a focus on its long-term future. It is perhaps not surprising that he now turns his attention to the mystery of our astronomical origins. Here is a stunning new perspective, a book of genesis for our time, revealing how the laws of physics created galaxies, stars, planets, and even life in the universe.

Life in the Universe

At its heart the story positions humanity’s desire to be protected against personal freedom. Along the way personal and business relationships, assault, and the tension between loyalty to friends rather than family are explored.

Life in the Universe

In this adult science fiction novel, Life in the Universe: The Beginning, business, politics, romance, humour, and action intertwine in a dynamic, fast-paced narrative that explores current social issues and personal development. Relate to the unique perspectives of the main characters as they manage nuanced personal interactions, their ambition (or confusion), personal histories, and self-contradiction as Earth joins the Universal Council. At its heart the story positions humanity’s desire to be protected against personal freedom. Along the way personal and business relationships, assault, and the tension between loyalty to friends rather than family are explored. Join us, as we get lost together in the epic adventure that is life in the universe!

The Universe and Life

The Universe and Life


Life in the Universe

The theme of this book is life in the Universe, focusing on two questions:How did life begin on Earth?Is there life elsewhere in the Universe?In an attempt to find the answers to these questions this book explores the origin and early ...

Life in the Universe

The theme of this book is life in the Universe, focusing on two questions:How did life begin on Earth?Is there life elsewhere in the Universe?In an attempt to find the answers to these questions this book explores the origin and early evolution of the Earth and explains why this is not only of interest in itself, but also guides the search for life beyond the Earth. It looks at the rest of the Solar System, to see whether any other planets or their satellites have life on them today or have supported life in the past. It looks beyond the Solar System, at the evidence for planets around other stars, and how life may be discovered, should it exist, on these extrasolar planets and briefly at the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI).

Origins of Life in the Universe

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

Origins of Life in the Universe

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

Life and the Universe

What (and who) is beyond Earth and our solar system? This bright book explains the origins of the universe, its development, and scientists' predictions for its future.

Life and the Universe

As astronomers and physicists develop a more detailed map of the universe, questions abound. What (and who) is beyond Earth and our solar system? This bright book explains the origins of the universe, its development, and scientists' predictions for its future. Related concepts like the possibility of time travel and alien encounters are examined critically so that readers can develop informed opinions and understand what is known and what is left to explore.

Life in the Universe

In this book, we will consider how life began on Earth, whether the same processes could have led to life on other worlds, and how we might seek evidence of life elsewhere. This is the science of astrobiology.

Life in the Universe

Life in the Universe Astronomy As we have learned more about the universe, we have naturally wondered whether there might be other forms of life out there. The ancient question, "Are we alone in the universe?" connects us to generations of humans before us. While in the past, this question was in the realm of philosophy or science fiction, today we have the means to seek an answer through scientific inquiry. In this book, we will consider how life began on Earth, whether the same processes could have led to life on other worlds, and how we might seek evidence of life elsewhere. This is the science of astrobiology. Chapter Outline: Thinking Ahead The Cosmic Context for Life Astrobiology Searching for Life beyond Earth The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence The Open Courses Library introduces you to the best Open Source Courses.

Information Entropy Life and the Universe

Entropy is commonly interpreted as a measure of disorder. This interpretation has caused a great amount of "disorder" in the literature.This book explains what information theory is and how it is related to thermodynamic entropy.

Information  Entropy  Life and the Universe

The aim of this book is to explain in simple language what we know and what we do not know about information and entropy two of the most frequently discussed topics in recent literature and whether they are relevant to life and the entire universe. Entropy is commonly interpreted as a measure of disorder. This interpretation has caused a great amount of "disorder" in the literature. One of the aims of this book is to put some "order" in this "disorder." The book explains with minimum amount of mathematics what information theory is and how it is related to thermodynamic entropy. Then it critically examines the application of these concepts to the question of "What is life?" and whether or not they can be applied to the entire universe.

What a Wonderful World

Why do we breathe? What is money? How does the brain work? Why did life invent sex? Does time really exist? How does capitalism work - or not, as the case may be? Where do mountains come from? How do computers work?

What a Wonderful World

Why do we breathe? What is money? How does the brain work? Why did life invent sex? Does time really exist? How does capitalism work - or not, as the case may be? Where do mountains come from? How do computers work? How did humans get to dominate the Earth? Why is there something rather than nothing? In 'What a Wonderful World', Marcus Chown uses his vast scientific knowledge and deep understanding of extremely complex processes to answer simple questions about the workings of our everyday lives.

Life in the Universe

The theme of this book is life in the Universe, focusing on two questions:How did life begin on Earth?

Life in the Universe

The theme of this book is life in the Universe, focusing on two questions:How did life begin on Earth? Is there life elsewhere in the Universe?In an attempt to find the answers to these questions this book explores the origin and early evolution of the Earth and explains why this is not only of interest in itself, but also guides the search for life beyond the Earth. It looks at the rest of the Solar System, to see whether any other planets or their satellites have life on them today or have supported life in the past. It looks beyond the Solar System, at the evidence for planets around other stars, and how life may be discovered, should it exist, on these extrasolar planets and briefly at the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI).

Einstein

From Isaacson, the bestselling author of "Benjamin Franklin," comes the first full biography of Albert Einstein since all his papers have become available--a fully realized portrait of a premier icon of his era.

Einstein

From Isaacson, the bestselling author of "Benjamin Franklin," comes the first full biography of Albert Einstein since all his papers have become available--a fully realized portrait of a premier icon of his era.

Astrobiology The Search for Life in the Universe

Chapters in this text include cited references enabling the reader to acquire more information on specific aspects of astrobiology. It is also a suitable textbook for introductory taught courses in universities and colleges on the subject.

Astrobiology The Search for Life in the Universe

Astrobiology refers to the study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe. This encompasses extraterrestrial life and life on Earth. Astrobiology is an interdisciplinary field that is gaining a rapidly growing interest among both the general public and the astronomical research community. This e-book explains the detection and evolution of exoplanets and discusses the question of habitability on such objects. Chapters in this text include cited references enabling the reader to acquire more information on specific aspects of astrobiology. It is also a suitable textbook for introductory taught courses in universities and colleges on the subject.

Astrobiology

The book is designed to convey some of the major conceptual foundations in astrobiology that cut across a diversity of traditional fields including chemistry, biology, geosciences, physics and astronomy.

Astrobiology

Astrobiology is an interdisciplinary field that asks profound scientific questions. How did life originate on the Earth? How has life persisted on the Earth for over three billion years? Is there life elsewhere in the Universe? What is the future of life on Earth? Astrobiology: Understanding Life in the Universe is an introductory text which explores the structure of living things, the formation of the elements for life in the Universe, the biological and geological history of the Earth and the habitability of other planets in our own Solar System and beyond. The book is designed to convey some of the major conceptual foundations in astrobiology that cut across a diversity of traditional fields including chemistry, biology, geosciences, physics and astronomy. It can be used to complement existing courses in these fields or as a stand-alone text for astrobiology courses. Readership: Undergraduates studying for degrees in earth or life sciences, physics, astronomy and related disciplines, as well as anyone with an interest in grasping some of the major concepts and ideas in astrobiology.