2011

Cosmic Heritage

Evolution from the Big Bang to Conscious Life

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ISBN: 978-3-642-20260-5 (Print) 978-3-642-20261-2 (Online)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vii

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    Pages 1-16

    Setting the Scene

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    Pages 17-33

    The Universe Is Expanding and Evolving

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    Pages 35-41

    What’s the Matter?

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    Pages 43-53

    Inner and Outer Space

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    Pages 55-64

    The Origin of Our Universe – and Others?

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    Pages 65-70

    Is Our Universe Fine-Tuned for Life?

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    Pages 71-80

    The Universe on Fast Forward

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    Pages 81-88

    The Cradles of Life

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    Pages 89-96

    The Astonishing Diversity of Life

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    Pages 97-103

    The Astonishing Unity of Life

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    Pages 105-115

    How Did Life Begin?

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    Pages 117-136

    How Did Life Evolve?

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    Pages 137-152

    Comings and Goings

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    Pages 153-177

    Did Cognition Evolve?

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    Pages 179-195

    What About Consciousness?

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    Pages 197-202

    Are We Special?

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    Pages 203-223

    Are We Alone in the Universe?

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    Pages 225-227

    What Is the Future of the Universe?

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    Pages 229-242

    Why Should We Be Able to Understand the Universe At All?

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    Pages 243-245

    Epilogue

  22. Back Matter

    Pages 247-268