Pr histoire du big bang aux grands singes
Jean-Marc Perino A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Pr histoire du big bang aux grands singes Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.
L atome le singe et le cannibale
D'où venons-nous? Que sommes-nous? Où allons-nous? Plus la science avance, plus s'avivent les questions et d'abord celle du Mal et de sa présence scandaleuse. Par-delà les récents et impressionnants succès de l'astrophysique, de la théorie de l'évolution et de l'anthropologie fondamentale, l'explication de l'univers, de l'homme, de la société, réduite aux seules lois mécaniques s'avère déficiente. Retraçant les grandes découvertes des sciences, Jean-Michel Maldamé en interroge les concepts, qu'il dépasse en faisant appel à la notion de Création, à la métaphysique et à la philosophie. Il développe ainsi une cosmologie totale, fondée sur la seule question décisive : quel est le sens de la vie et de la liberté ? À la croisée de la science et de la théologie, voici la saga magnifique et lumineuse du monde, de l'homme, de l'histoire où nous serons toujours plus complexes qu'un atome, plus évolués qu'un singe, et aurons toujours le choix entre être ou ne pas être des cannibales.
A Dictionary of Astronomy
The revised second edition of this established dictionary contains over 4,300 up-to-date entries on all aspects of astronomy. Compiled with the help of thirty-four expert contributors under the editorship of renowned author Ian Ridpath, the book covers everything from space exploration and the equipment involved, to astrophysics, cosmology, and the concept of time--plus biographical entries on eminent astronomers and worldwide coverage of observatories and telescopes. The appendices include tables of Apollo lunar landing missions, the constellations, and a table of planetary data. The entries have been fully revised and updated and fifty new entries have been added. The content is enhanced by web links which are regularly updated on a companion website.
On Deep History and the Brain
"This is surely a new paradigm for the study of history that will be regarded as revolutionary but which is also well justified. To my knowledge, no other book integrates the study of human history with principles of biological and cultural evolution on such an ambitious scale."--David Sloan Wilson, author of Darwin's Cathedral: Evolution, Religion and the Nature of Society "This is one of the most exciting books I've read in years. It is so accessible, so groundbreaking, so stimulating, so important that I imagine the next generation of historians will be deeply influenced by what Smail has to say here. Simply dazzling."--Lynn Hunt, author of Inventing Human Rights
A New Theory of the Earth
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1737 edition. Excerpt: ... vens, or the fame six'd Stars; and its continual Parallelism to itself; all the apparent Revolution of the Sun must depend on the annual Motion; and A Day and a Tear be all one. This is evident, because, as a Tear is truly that Space in which the Sun seemingly, and the Earth really performs a single Revolution round the Ediptick; so a Day is truly that Space in which the Sun passes, or appears to pass from any certain Semi-Meridian to the fame again once: which Spaces of Time are here the very fame, and so the Apellations themselves Tear and Day, may indifferently and promiscuously be apply'd thereto. (2.) The Course of the Sun and Planets, (for the fix'd Stars were then Fix'd indeed; having neither a real nor seeming Motion) must be contrary to what it has appear'd since: their Rising being then in the Weft, and their Setting in the East; which, from the way of their present diurnal Rotation, has since, as all know, been quite different. (3.) There must be a perpetual Equinox, or Equality of Day and Night, through the whole Planet; by reason of the Sun's describing each Revolution a great Circle about the same, on which alone such an Equality depends. (4.) The Ecliptick must supply the Place of an Equator also; and the torrid, temperate, and frigid Zones be almost alike dispos'd with regard to that Circle, as with us they are with regard to the real Equator. (5.) To such as liv'd under or near the said Ecliptick, the Poles of the World or Ecliptick, the only ones then in Being, would be at or near the Horizon; and so not considerably elevated or depress'd to the Inhabitants there. But upon the commencing of a quicker diurnal Rotation, the same way with the annual, the Case would be in all these Particulars quite different. For, (i.) By...
The Good Brother
Virgil, a soft-spoken Kentucky boy, must choose between the unwritten code of the hills and his own sense of morals when his hell-raising oldest brother Boyd is killed
The Post Truth Era
"Dishonesty inspires more euphemisms than copulation or defecation. This helps desensitize us to its implications. In the post-truth era we don't just have truth and lies but a third category of ambiguous statements that are not exactly the truth but fall just short of a lie. Enhanced truth it might be called. Neo-truth. Soft truth. Faux truth. Truth lite." Deception has become the modern way of life. Where once the boundary line between truth and lies was clear and distinct, it is no longer so. In the post-truth era, deceiving others has become a challenge, a game, a habit. High-profile dissemblers compete for news coverage, from journalists like Jayson Blair and professors like Joseph Ellis to politicians (of all stripes), executives, and "creative" accountants. Research suggests that the average American tells multiple lies on a daily basis, often for no good reason. Not a finger-wagging scolding, The Post-Truth Era is a combination of Ralph Keyes's investigative journalism and solid science. The result is a spirited exploration of why we lie about practically everything and the consequences such casual dishonesty has on society. American society has become permeated from top to bottom by deception. Its consequences for the nature of public discourse, media, business, literature, academia, and politics are profound. With dry humor, passionate fervor, and deep understanding, Ralph Keyes takes us on a tour of a world where truth and honesty are no longer absolutes but mutable, fluid concepts.
Territory and Function
John Friedmann A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Territory and Function Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.
The Earth After Us
What would alien visitors in the far future, piecing together the history of earth, find of our brief reign? What clues will we leave? What fossils? Just as we have gained knowledge of the past, of ancient climates and the activities of creatures long dead, so too might they decode the rocks. The Earth After Us takes a novel approach to show how geologists unravel the information in the rocks. As the alien scientists start investigating the strata, what story will they tell of us? What kind of fossils will humans leave behind? What will happen to cities, cars, and plastic cups? How thick a layer will the 'human stratum' be? And will it be obvious which species dominated the planet?
The World Without Us
"On the day after humans disappear, nature takes over and immediately begins cleaning house - or houses, that is. Cleans them right off the face of the earth. They all go." What if mankind disappeared right now, forever ... what would happen to the Earth in a week, a year, a millennium? Could the planet's climate ever recover from human activity? How would nature destroy our huge cities and our myriad plastics? And what would our final legacy be? Speaking to experts in fields as diverse as oil production and ecology, and visiting the places that have escaped recent human activity to discover how they have adapted to life without us, Alan Weisman paints an intriguing picture of the future of Earth. Exploring key concerns of our time, this absorbing thought experiment reveals a powerful - and surprising - picture of our planet's future.