The New Universe and the Human Future

The New Universe and the Human Future

How A Shared Cosmology Could Transform the World

Book - 2011
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"After a four-century rupture between science and the questions of value and meaning, this groundbreaking book presents an explosive and potentially life-altering idea: if the world could agree on a shared creation story based on modern cosmology and biology--a story that has just become available--it would redefine our relationship with Planet Earth and benefit all of humanity, now and into the distant future. Written in eloquent, accessible prose and illustrated in magnificent color throughout, including images from innovative simulations of the evolving universe, this book brings the new scientific picture of the universe to life. It interprets what our human place in the cosmos may mean for us and our descendants. It offers unique insights into the potential use of this newfound knowledge to find solutions to seemingly intractable global problems such as climate change and unsustainable growth. And it explains why we need to "think cosmically, act globally" if we're going to have a long-term, prosperous future on Earth"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2011], ©2011
ISBN: 9780300165081
Branch Call Number: 523.101 Ab
Description: xvii, 238 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Primack, J. R. (Joel R.)


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Oct 11, 2012

Excellent non-technical book on the latest physics & cosmology.
Since every atom on Earth comes from stars that blew up as supernova over 5 billion years ago, we are all literally "walking, talking stardust."
Written by 2 U.C. Professors. Physics & Philosophy.
They explore all the implications of humans being "stardust become awake."
Best theoretical explanation I've seen on Dark Matter & Dark Energy.


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