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Building a Home

Karel Schrijiver and Iris Schrijiver

in Living with the Stars: How the Human Body is Connected to the Life Cycles of the Earth, the Planets, and the Stars

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198727439
eISBN:
9780191793615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727439.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter explores what it takes to make a habitable planet, as well as the discovery of planets outside our own solar system (exoplanets). Many stars in the night sky have one or more planets: ... More


Evolution and the Emergent Self: The Rise of Complexity and Behavioral Versatility in Nature

Raymond Neubauer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150705
eISBN:
9780231521680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150705.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book explores how the human species emerged from the cosmic dust. It describes the rising complexity of life in terms of increasing information content, first in genes and then in brains. It ... More


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