The Copernicus Complex: Our Cosmic Significance in a Universe of Planets and Probabilities

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Scharf, Caleb
Editorial: FSG. 1 Cloth(s) (2014)
ISBN 10: 0374129215 ISBN 13: 9780374129217
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Descripción FSG. 1 Cloth(s), 2014. hard. Estado de conservación: New. (Named a Best Science Book of 2014 by London's Sunday Times and NBC News, and a finalist for Physics World's Book of the Year) In the 16th century, Nicolaus Copernicus realized that Earth rotates around the Sun, demoting our planet from its central place in the cosmos and setting in motion a revolution in scientific thought. But recent evidence hints that we do in fact live in a special place, at a special time, due to a chain of unlikely events. How could we be significant if the Sun is just one of a billion trillion stars, in one of maybe a multitude of parallel realities? Here the author of Gravity's Engines looks at everything from tiny microbes within the Earth to distant exoplanets, probability theory, and possible universes, arguing that we may be made of common stuff, but our world and our time seem startlingly fine-tuned for life."The Copernicus Complex delivers its argument with comparable clarity, insight and humor. There is much to enjoy along the way, including a compelling account of the extraordinary diversity of planetary systems we now know to exist."—Telegraph (London)"Scharf covers a lot of ground, and his entertaining, accessible approach offers valuable insight not just into science, but also into the way our assumptions can make a difficult task, like finding life in the universe, even harder."—Publishers Weekly 279. Nº de ref. de la librería 62639

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Editorial: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2014)
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Descripción Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "When it comes to scientific thought-provocation, Scharf is there with Paul Feyerabend and Richard Feynman, Marie Curie and Peter Higgs . . . This book feels alive with spontaneity . . . [It] is near combustible with convivialmaybe even madenergy." Barnes and Noble Review "How reasonable is it to think that we are alone in the vast expanses of space? And how significant is life on Earth on the Universal (or multiversal) scale? These are the questions that astrobiologist Caleb Scharf addresses intelligently and comprehensively in his beautifully written The Copernicus Complex . The book offers a grand tour of important findings from astronomy to biology that are relevant to the cosmic and microscopic search for life." Mario Livio, Nature "A brilliantly written and engaging account of modern astronomy." Owen Gingerich, American Scholar "Engrossing and accessible . . . The Copernicus Complex offers an invigorating, absorbing glimpse into the profundities of our very existence. With an engaging style and ample elucidatory prowess, Scharf beautifully conveys the latest cosmological insights whilst inspiring both wonder and awe. Although our place in the unvierese may well be 'unique but not exceptional,' our ability to parse meaning amidst its massivity is truly extraordinary." The Oregonian " The Copernicus Complex delivers its argument with comparable clarity, insight and humour. There is much to enjoy along the way, including a compelling account of the extraordinary diversity of planetary systems we now know to exist." The Telegraph (UK)"An intoxicating collection of questions answered with other questions, and startling discoveries that make creation even more mysterious . . . Books such as these remind us that we are lucky to be here at all, and even luckier to be here now." The Guardian (UK) "[An] ingenious mixture of cosmology, evolutionary biology and philosophy." Kirkus "Scharf covers a lot of ground, and his entertaining, accessible approach offers valuable insight not just into science, but also into the way our assumptions can make a difficult task, like finding life in the universe, even harder." Publishers Weekly "This lyrical tale describes how we have opened our minds to appreciate our cosmic insignificance as we explore the true wonder of the cosmos, including the fascinating question of whether we are alone in the Universe. Caleb Scharf highlights the newly discovered possibilities for housing life in the cosmos, butjust as importantthe new ways we might find out if it is out there. This voyage of discovery demonstrates that scientific progress requires us to transcend the often myopic intuition that evolution has saddled us with, and let nature be our guide." Lawrence M. Krauss, Foundation Professor and Director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University, bestselling author of A Universe from Nothing and The Physics of Star Trek " The Copernicus Complex addresses a perennial mystery: the cosmic significance (or perhaps the insignificance) of life on Earth. Caleb Scharf summarizes current debates on how life began and how pervasive it is, explaining how our perspective has been changed by the recent discovery that there are millions of Earth-like planets in the Milky Way. He sets his theme in a historical context, writing in an engaging and accessible style." Martin Rees, author of Just Six Numbers and From Here to Infinity "Sweeping in reach and lucid in exposition, The Copernicus Complex raises profound questions and offers provocative insights into our ongoing quest for life's cosmic context." Ray Jayawardhana, astrophysicist and author of Neutrino Hunters "In a universe of infinite space, are we unique or mediocre? Caleb Scharf has taken one of the most essential questions in all of science and philosophy and made it a compelling story of discovery. Combining a writer's flare for history and detail with the insight and range of. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0374129215

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