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

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Descrizione libro FSG. 1 Cloth(s), 2014. hard. Condizione libro: 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. Codice libro della libreria 62639

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Descrizione libro Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 2506577

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Descrizione libro Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 2546563

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Descrizione libro Scientific American, United States, 2014. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 231 x 157 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2014 In the sixteenth century, Nicolaus Copernicus dared to go against the establishment by proposing that Earth rotates around the Sun. Having demoted Earth from its unique position in the cosmos to one of mediocrity, Copernicus set in motion a revolution in scientific thought. This perspective has influenced our thinking for centuries. However, recent evidence challenges the Copernican Principle, hinting that we do in fact live in a special place, at a special time, as the product of a chain of unlikely events. But can we be significant if the Sun is still just one of a billion trillion stars in the observable universe? And what if our universe is just one of a multitude of others--a single slice of an infinity of parallel realities? In The Copernicus Complex, the renowned astrophysicist Caleb Scharf takes us on a scientific adventure, from tiny microbes within the Earth to distant exoplanets, probability theory, and beyond, arguing that there is a solution to this contradiction, a third way of viewing our place in the cosmos, if we weigh the evidence properly. As Scharf explains, we do occupy an unusual time in a 14-billion-year-old universe, in a somewhat unusual type of solar system surrounded by an ocean of unimaginable planetary diversity: hot Jupiters with orbits of less than a day, planet-size rocks spinning around dead stars, and a wealth of alien super-Earths. Yet life here is built from the most common chemistry in the universe, and we are a snapshot taken from billions of years of biological evolution. Bringing us to the cutting edge of scientific discovery, Scharf shows how the answers to fundamental questions of existence will come from embracing the peculiarity of our circumstance without denying the Copernican vision. With characteristic verve, Scharf uses the latest scientific findings to reconsider where we stand in the balance between cosmic significance and mediocrity, order and chaos. Presenting a compelling and bold view of our true status, The Copernicus Complex proposes a way forward in the ultimate quest: determining life s abundance, not just across this universe but across all realities. Codice libro della libreria AAS9780374129217

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Descrizione libro Scientific American, United States, 2014. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 231 x 157 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2014 In the sixteenth century, Nicolaus Copernicus dared to go against the establishment by proposing that Earth rotates around the Sun. Having demoted Earth from its unique position in the cosmos to one of mediocrity, Copernicus set in motion a revolution in scientific thought. This perspective has influenced our thinking for centuries. However, recent evidence challenges the Copernican Principle, hinting that we do in fact live in a special place, at a special time, as the product of a chain of unlikely events. But can we be significant if the Sun is still just one of a billion trillion stars in the observable universe? And what if our universe is just one of a multitude of others--a single slice of an infinity of parallel realities? In The Copernicus Complex, the renowned astrophysicist Caleb Scharf takes us on a scientific adventure, from tiny microbes within the Earth to distant exoplanets, probability theory, and beyond, arguing that there is a solution to this contradiction, a third way of viewing our place in the cosmos, if we weigh the evidence properly. As Scharf explains, we do occupy an unusual time in a 14-billion-year-old universe, in a somewhat unusual type of solar system surrounded by an ocean of unimaginable planetary diversity: hot Jupiters with orbits of less than a day, planet-size rocks spinning around dead stars, and a wealth of alien super-Earths. Yet life here is built from the most common chemistry in the universe, and we are a snapshot taken from billions of years of biological evolution. Bringing us to the cutting edge of scientific discovery, Scharf shows how the answers to fundamental questions of existence will come from embracing the peculiarity of our circumstance without denying the Copernican vision. With characteristic verve, Scharf uses the latest scientific findings to reconsider where we stand in the balance between cosmic significance and mediocrity, order and chaos. Presenting a compelling and bold view of our true status, The Copernicus Complex proposes a way forward in the ultimate quest: determining life s abundance, not just across this universe but across all realities. Codice libro della libreria AAS9780374129217

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Descrizione libro Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Hardcover. 288 pages. Dimensions: 9.2in. x 6.2in. x 1.0in.A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2014In the sixteenth century, Nicolaus Copernicus dared to go against the establishment by proposing that Earth rotates around the Sun. Having demoted Earth from its unique position in the cosmos to one of mediocrity, Copernicus set in motion a revolution in scientific thought. This perspective has influenced our thinking for centuries. However, recent evidence challenges the Copernican Principle, hinting that we do in fact live in a special place, at a special time, as the product of a chain of unlikely events. But can we be significant if the Sun is still just one of a billion trillion stars in the observable universe And what if our universe is just one of a multitude of othersa single slice of an infinity of parallel realitiesIn The Copernicus Complex, the renowned astrophysicist Caleb Scharf takes us on a scientific adventure, from tiny microbes within the Earth to distant exoplanets, probability theory, and beyond, arguing that there is a solution to this contradiction, a third way of viewing our place in the cosmos, if we weigh the evidence properly. As Scharf explains, we do occupy an unusual time in a 14-billion-year-old universe, in a somewhat unusual type of solar system surrounded by an ocean of unimaginable planetary diversity: hot Jupiters with orbits of less than a day, planet-size rocks spinning around dead stars, and a wealth of alien super-Earths. Yet life here is built from the most common chemistry in the universe, and we are a snapshot taken from billions of years of biological evolution. Bringing us to the cutting edge of scientific discovery, Scharf shows how the answers to fundamental questions of existence will come from embracing the peculiarity of our circumstance without denying the Copernican vision. With characteristic verve, Scharf uses the latest scientific findings to reconsider where we stand in the balance between cosmic significance and mediocrity, order and chaos. Presenting a compelling and bold view of our true status, The Copernicus Complex proposes a way forward in the ultimate quest: determining lifes abundance, not just across this universe but across all realities. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Codice libro della libreria 9780374129217

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