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The stardust revolution : the new story of our origin in the stars, by Jacob Berkowitz

Label
The stardust revolution : the new story of our origin in the stars
Title
The stardust revolution
Title remainder
the new story of our origin in the stars
Statement of responsibility
by Jacob Berkowitz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1957, as Americans obsessed over the launch of the Soviet Sputnik satellite, another less noticed space age was taking off. That year, astrophysicist Fred Hoyle and colleagues solved a centuries-old quest for the origin of the elements, from carbon to uranium. The answer they found wasn't on Earth, but in the stars. Their research showed that we are literally stardust. The year also marked the first international conference that considered the origin of life on Earth in an astrophysical context. It was the marriage of two of the seemingly strangest bedfellows--astronomy and biology--and a turning point in what award-winning science journalist Jacob Berkowitz calls the Stardust Revolution. In this captivating story of an exciting new science, Berkowitz weaves together the latest research results in this revolution to reveal a dramatic new view of the twinkling night sky--not as an alien frontier, but as our cosmic birthplace. Stardust scientists aren't probing the universe's physical structure, but rather its biological nature. Evolutionary theory is entering the space age. Like opening a long-hidden box of old family letters and diaries, The Stardust Revolution offers us a new view on where we've come from and brings to light our journey from stardust to thinking beings."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berkowitz, Jacob
Dewey number
523.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH326
LC item number
.B47 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Exobiology
  • Life
  • Stellar dynamics
  • Cosmology
Label
The stardust revolution : the new story of our origin in the stars, by Jacob Berkowitz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Born of stars -- pt. 2. The invisible universe -- pt. 3. The living cosmos
Control code
ocn764387295
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9781616145491
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012023387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)764387295
Label
The stardust revolution : the new story of our origin in the stars, by Jacob Berkowitz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Born of stars -- pt. 2. The invisible universe -- pt. 3. The living cosmos
Control code
ocn764387295
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9781616145491
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012023387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)764387295

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