Improbable Planet: How Earth Became Humanity's Home

Improbable Planet: How Earth Became Humanity's Home

by Hugh Ross

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Overview

Hugh Ross (PhD, University of Toronto) is founder and president of Reasons to Believe (www.reasons.org). He is the author of many books, including More Than a Theory and Why the Universe Is the Way It Is. An astronomer and a member of the pastoral staff of a church near Caltech, Ross has addressed students and faculty on over three hundred campuses in the United States and abroad on a wide variety of science-faith topics. From science conferences to churches to government and private research labs, Ross presents powerful evidence for a purpose-filled universe. He lives in the Los Angeles area.


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ISBN-13: 9781493405398
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 573,792
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Hugh Ross (PhD, University of Toronto) is founder and president of Reasons To Believe (www.reasons.org). He is the author of many books, including More Than a Theory and Why the Universe Is the Way It Is. An astronomer, Ross has addressed students and faculty on over 300 campuses in the United States and abroad on a wide variety of science-faith topics. From science conferences to churches to government labs, Ross presents powerful evidence for a purpose-filled universe. He lives in the Los Angeles area.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 11

1 Why Ask "Why"? 13

2 The Way the World Is 16

3 Essential Construction Materials 23

4 The Right Neighborhood 28

5 Site Preparations 43

6 Not Quite Ready 62

7 Ready for the Foundation 78

8 Construction Begins below Ground 94

9 Up to Ground Level 108

10 Air-Conditioning 119

11 Invisible Progress 128

12 Heating and Ventilation 143

13 The Structure Rises 165

14 Finishing Touches 180

15 Ready for Occupancy 198

16 Why We're Here 220

Appendix A Why Not Life on a Moon? 231

Appendix B Are We Alone in the Universe? 234

Notes 237

Index 277

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