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The Resource The emergence of everything : how the world became complex, Harold J. Morowitz

The emergence of everything : how the world became complex, Harold J. Morowitz

Label
The emergence of everything : how the world became complex
Title
The emergence of everything
Title remainder
how the world became complex
Statement of responsibility
Harold J. Morowitz
Title variation
How the world became complex
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In The Emergence of Everything, one of the leading scientists involved in the study of complexity, Harold J. Morowitz, takes us on a sweeping tour of the universe, a tour with twenty-eight stops, each one highlighting a particularly important moment of emergence. For instance, Morowitz illuminates the emergence of the stars, the birth of the elements and of the periodic table, and the appearance of solar systems and planets. We look at the emergence of living cells, animals, vertebrates, reptiles, and mammals, leading to the great apes and the appearance of humanity. He also examines tool making, the evolution of language, the invention of agriculture and technology, and the birth of cities. Morowitz also seeks out the nature of God in the emergent universe, the God posited by Spinoza, Bruno, and Einstein, a God Morowitz argues we can know through a study of the laws of nature. The Emergence of Everything offers a fascinating new way to look at the universe and the natural world, and it makes an important contribution to the dialogue between science and religion
Cataloging source
ZNO
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q175.32.E85
LC item number
M67 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The emergence of everything : how the world became complex, Harold J. Morowitz
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Printed on acid-free paper
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Emergence of Emergence -- Ideas of Emergence -- The Twenty-Eight Steps -- The First Emergence: The Primordium--Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing? -- The Second Step: Making a Nonuniform Universe -- The Emergence of Stars -- The Periodic Table -- Planetary Accretion: The Solar System -- Planetary Structure -- The Geospheres -- The Emergence of Metabolism -- Cells -- Cells with Organelles -- Multicellularity -- The Neuron -- Animalness -- Chordateness -- Vertebrates -- Crossing the Geospheres: From Fish to Amphibians -- Reptiles -- Mammals -- The Niche -- Arboreal Mammals -- Primates -- The Great Apes -- Hominization and Competitive Exclusion in Hominids -- Toolmaking -- Language -- Agriculture -- Technology and Urbanization -- Philosophy -- The Spirit -- Analyzing Emergence -- Athens and Jerusalem -- Science and Religion -- The Task Ahead
Control code
55034456
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 209 pages
Isbn
9780195135138
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The emergence of everything : how the world became complex, Harold J. Morowitz
Publication
Copyright
Note
Printed on acid-free paper
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Emergence of Emergence -- Ideas of Emergence -- The Twenty-Eight Steps -- The First Emergence: The Primordium--Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing? -- The Second Step: Making a Nonuniform Universe -- The Emergence of Stars -- The Periodic Table -- Planetary Accretion: The Solar System -- Planetary Structure -- The Geospheres -- The Emergence of Metabolism -- Cells -- Cells with Organelles -- Multicellularity -- The Neuron -- Animalness -- Chordateness -- Vertebrates -- Crossing the Geospheres: From Fish to Amphibians -- Reptiles -- Mammals -- The Niche -- Arboreal Mammals -- Primates -- The Great Apes -- Hominization and Competitive Exclusion in Hominids -- Toolmaking -- Language -- Agriculture -- Technology and Urbanization -- Philosophy -- The Spirit -- Analyzing Emergence -- Athens and Jerusalem -- Science and Religion -- The Task Ahead
Control code
55034456
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 209 pages
Isbn
9780195135138
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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