A Walk Through Time: From Stardust to Us

A Walk Through Time: From Stardust to Us

by Sidney Liebes, Elisabet Sahtouris, Brian Swimme
     
 

Imagine a walk where every step forward transports you a few million years in time. Just such a mind-expanding premise inspired this landmark book, developed from the acclaimed "Walk Through Time" exhibit on tour around the world. Here, in one volume, is the remarkable drama of the history of the universe and life on Earth. Travel from the furious blast of the Big…  See more details below

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Imagine a walk where every step forward transports you a few million years in time. Just such a mind-expanding premise inspired this landmark book, developed from the acclaimed "Walk Through Time" exhibit on tour around the world. Here, in one volume, is the remarkable drama of the history of the universe and life on Earth. Travel from the furious blast of the Big Bang to the first pulse of life, and on through the rich pageant of life's evolution from primordial microbes to the rise of Homo sapiens. Span 15 billion years to discover life's greatest mysteries emerging. Over 130 beautiful four-color illustrations and an absorbing narrative highlight significant events and themes in Earth's life story. The original exhibit itself is re-created as a timeline that runs throughout the book, pinpointing key stages in the evolutionary drama and where they fall in the vast sweep of time.

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A companion text to the touring exhibit of the same name developed by Hewlett Packard and the Foundation for Global Community. Coverage starts at the Big Bang and ends with a chapter looking to the future of life on our planet. Includes a running timeline, a glossary, and numerous color photographs and illustrations. The focus is on the entire Earth as being inhabited by one comprehensive and intricate life system rather than on the individual life forms that make up the system. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471317005
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/22/1998
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.76(w) x 9.58(h) x 0.82(d)

Meet the Author

SIDNEY LIEBES, Ph.D., is a physicist with research and teaching careers at Princeton and Stanford Universities. He recently retired as a research manager and senior scientist at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories.

ELISABET SAHTOURIS, Ph.D., is an evolutionary biologist and a consultant to the United Nations. She has taught at the University of Massachusetts and Massachusetts Institute of Technology and served as a science writer for the Horizon/Nova television series.

BRIAN SWIMME, Ph.D., is a mathematical cosmologist, the author of The Universe Story (with Thomas Berry), the creator of the video series Canticle to the Cosmos, and a member of the graduate faculty of the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.

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