Origins: Fourteen Billion Years Of Cosmic Evolution

Paperback | September 16, 2014

byNeil Degrasse Tyson, Donald Goldsmith

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Our true origins are not just human, or even terrestrial, but in fact cosmic. Drawing on recent scientific breakthroughs and the current cross-pollination among geology, biology, astrophysics, and cosmology, ?Origins? explains the soul-stirring leaps in our understanding of the cosmos. From the first image of a galaxy birth to Spirit Rover's exploration of Mars, to the discovery of water on one of Jupiter's moons, coauthors Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith conduct a galvanizing tour of the cosmos with clarity and exuberance.

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Our true origins are not just human, or even terrestrial, but in fact cosmic. Drawing on recent scientific breakthroughs and the current cross-pollination among geology, biology, astrophysics, and cosmology, ?Origins? explains the soul-stirring leaps in our understanding of the cosmos. From the first image of a galaxy birth to Spirit R...

Donald Goldsmith is an astronomy writer in Berkeley, California, and the author of more than twenty books.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.3 × 5.5 × 0.9 inPublished:September 16, 2014Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393350398

ISBN - 13:9780393350395

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Tyson and Goldsmith search the depths of the universe for clues to how billions of heavenly bodies, Earth, and life itself began. They energetically cover the breadth of modern cosmology. — Science NewsDistilling complex science in clear and lively prose, ?Origins? turns the spotlight on cosmic beginnings and shows how we got where we are today. — Scientific American Book ClubAnimated, good-natured and widely appealing. — Richard Tihany (Eyepiece)