Origins: Cosmos, Earth, and Mankind

Origins: Cosmos, Earth, and Mankind


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Origins: Cosmos, Earth, and Mankind by Hubert Reeves, Dominique Simonnet, Yves Coppens, Joel De Rosnay

In this potent book, three eminent scientists—an astrophysicist, an organic chemist, and an anthropologist—ponder and discuss some of the basic questions that have obsessed humankind through the ages, and offer thoughtful, enlightening answers in terms the layperson can easily understand. Until now, most of these questions were addressed by religion and philosophy. But science has reached a point where it, too, can voice an opinion. Beginning with the Big Bang roughly fifteen billion years ago, the authors trace the evolution of the cosmos, from the first particles, the atoms, the molecules, the development of cells, organisms, and living creatures, up to the arrival of Homo erectus and Homo sapiens. Proactive, informative, and free of technical or scientific jargon, Origins offers compelling insights into how the universe, life on Earth, and the human species began.

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ISBN-13: 9781559704588
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Publication date: 01/06/1999
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Yves Coppens is an author and anthropologist and was part of the team that discovered Lucy. He lives in France.

Hubert Reeves is an astrophysicist who has worked as an advisor for NASA and as director of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. He lives in France.

Dominique Simonnet is a journalist and author. He lives in France.

Joel de Rosnay is the former director of the famed Pasteur Institute and is currently president of Biotics International, a major consulting company that specializes in the impact of new technologies on industries. He lives in France.

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