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Radium and the Origin of Life

Luis A. Campos

in Radium and the Secret of Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226238272
eISBN:
9780226238302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226238302.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the early and most extreme apotheosis of these connections between radium and life in claims emanating from the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge to have produced life from ... More


Introduction and Cosmological Background

Abraham Loeb and Steven R. Furlanetto

in The First Galaxies in the Universe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144917
eISBN:
9781400845606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144917.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter describes the essential aspects of the modern cosmological paradigm for understanding the formation of the first galaxies in the Universe. The basic question that cosmology attempts to ... More


Schisms

Nasser Zakariya

in A Final Story: Science, Myth, and Beginnings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226476124
eISBN:
9780226500737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226500737.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Helmholtz articulates a final story on the basis of the new thermodynamics, examined in relation to the change of organic forms, energy and entropy. He recasts this as a synthesis of thermodynamics ... More


A Final Story: Science, Myth, and Beginnings

Nasser Zakariya

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226476124
eISBN:
9780226500737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226500737.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

A Final Story charts the formation and contestation of scientific universal histories from the nineteenth century to the present. It traces the emergence of the so-called “scientific epic,” a story ... More


Introduction

Nasser Zakariya

in A Final Story: Science, Myth, and Beginnings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226476124
eISBN:
9780226500737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226500737.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Contemporary scientific universal history instantiates one among a set of “genres of synthesis,” varied modes for organizing and orienting knowledge. From the late eighteenth and early nineteenth ... More


Cosmology's Century: An Inside History of Our Modern Understanding of the Universe

P. J. E. Peebles

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691196022
eISBN:
9780691201665
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196022.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Modern cosmology began a century ago with Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity and his notion of a homogenous, philosophically satisfying cosmos. This book is the story of how generations ... More


Reconstructing the Crime

Gerrit L. Verschuur

in Impact!: The Threat of Comets and Asteroids

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195101058
eISBN:
9780197561232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195101058.003.0013
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geophysics: Earth Sciences

Just what happened to the dinosaurs? In the mind’s eye, travel back to the Cretaceous period, 65 million years ago. First, land in a region of the world that will ... More


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