Life in Our Universe

Life in Our Universe

eBook - 2013
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Reveals the cutting-edge research leading scientists to believe that life is not exclusively the domain of Earth. Taught by Dr. Laird Close, an award-winning Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at The University of Arizona, these 24 mind-expanding lectures offer an unparalleled look at the subject of life and the mysteries that remain. Supported by stunning visuals, this course shares some of the most intriguing discoveries that the fields of astronomy, biology, geology, chemistry, and physics have to offer.
Publisher: [Chantilly, Va.] : Teaching Company ; Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed by] Recorded Books, c2013
Edition: PDF workbook version
ISBN: 9781490654485
Branch Call Number: 576.839 C6242L 2013 DVD
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (ca. 720 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1PDF
Additional Contributors: Recorded Books, LLC.
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Apr 22, 2016

Outstanding overview of what astronomers have learned up to the date of publication. Not too much ancient history, not too much technical jargon, well explained, justified, reasoned. The best I've found so far. Full of confessions of how ignorant we remain. We can't even explain how planets were formed or why or how the "big bang" allegedly happened. Yes he cheerleads for taxpayer funding, exaggerates how "exciting" stuff is... but that is to be expected. A lot of what we have discovered is utterly useless since we cannot and likely never will travel to another star. Only a little bit of the global warming nonsense. Still it is extremely good and I may check it out again.


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