The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life [E-Book] : The Search for Our Cosmic Roots / by Pekka Teerikorpi, Mauri Valtonen, Kirsi Lehto, Harry Lehto, Gene Byrd, Arthur Chernin.
Teerikorpi, Pekka, (author)
Byrd, Gene, (author) / Chernin, Arthur, (author) / Lehto, Harry, (author) / Lehto, Kirsi, (author) / Valtonen, Mauri, (author)
2nd edition 2019.
Cham : Springer, 2019
XIX, 584 pages 258 illustrations, 34 illustrations in color (online resource)
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Table of Contents:
  • Preface to the Second Edition
  • Preface to the First Edition
  • Part 1: The Widening World View
  • When Science Was Born
  • Science in Athens
  • Planetary Spheres and the Size of the Universe
  • Medieval Cosmology
  • The Roots of the Copernican Revolution
  • The True Laws of Planetary Motion Revealed
  • Galileo Galilei and His Successors
  • How Far Away Are the Stars?
  • The Scale of the Solar System
  • Part 2: Physical Laws of Nature
  • Newton
  • Celestial Mechanics
  • Nature of Light
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Time and Space
  • Curved Space and Gravity
  • Atoms and Nuclei
  • Strange Microworld
  • Elementary Particles
  • Part 3: The Universe
  • Stars: Cosmic Fusion Reactors
  • The Riddle of the Milky Way
  • Entering the Galaxy Universe
  • Large-scale Structure of the Universe
  • Finite or Infinite Universe: Cosmological Models
  • When it all Began: Big Bang
  • The Dark Side of the Universe
  • Active Galaxies: Messages Through Radio Waves
  • Origin of Galaxies
  • Part 4: Life in the Universe
  • The Nature of Life
  • The Origin of Earth and its Moon
  • Emergence and Evolution of Life
  • Life and our Solar System
  • Extrasolar Planetary Systems and Life in other Solar Systems
  • Human's Role in the Universe
  • Recommended Reading
  • Index.