The Origins of Everything in 100 Pages (More or Less)

The Origins of Everything in 100 Pages (More or Less)

by David Bercovici

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Overview


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 civilization

With 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, genetics, climate science, human evolution, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300215137
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 11/22/2016
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


David Bercovici is Frederick William Beinecke Professor of Geology and Geophysics at Yale University. He is the recipient of numerous awards, a fellow of the American Geophysical Union, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. An expert on planetary physics and plate tectonics, he spends as much time as he can by volcanoes.

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