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The Resource Improbable planet : how earth became humanity's home, Hugh Ross

Improbable planet : how earth became humanity's home, Hugh Ross

Label
Improbable planet : how earth became humanity's home
Title
Improbable planet
Title remainder
how earth became humanity's home
Statement of responsibility
Hugh Ross
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Most of us remember the basics from science classes about how Earth came to be the only known planet that sustains complex life. But what most people don't know is that the more thoroughly researchers investigate the history of our planet, the more astonishing the story of our existence becomes. The number and complexity of the astronomical, geological, chemical, and biological features recognized as essential to human existence have expanded explosively within the past decade. An understanding of what is required to make possible a large human population and advanced civilizations has raised profound questions about life, our purpose, and our destiny. This fascinating book helps nonscientists understand the countless miracles that undergird the exquisitely fine-tuned planet we call home--as if Someone had us in mind all along."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ross, Hugh
Dewey number
231.7/65
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cosmogony
  • Creationism
  • Biblical cosmology
  • Creation
  • Earth (Planet)
Label
Improbable planet : how earth became humanity's home, Hugh Ross
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-276) 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
Why ask "why"? -- The way the world is -- Essential construction materials -- The right neighborhood -- Site preparations -- Not quite ready -- Ready for the foundation -- Construction begins below ground -- Up to ground level -- Air-conditioning -- Invisible progress -- Heating and ventilation -- The structure rises -- Finishing touches -- Ready for occupancy -- Why we're here -- Why not life on a moon? -- Are we alone in the universe?
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
283 pages
Isbn
9780801016899
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2016011175
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn936219495
  • 626215
  • (OCoLC)936219495
Label
Improbable planet : how earth became humanity's home, Hugh Ross
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-276) 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
Why ask "why"? -- The way the world is -- Essential construction materials -- The right neighborhood -- Site preparations -- Not quite ready -- Ready for the foundation -- Construction begins below ground -- Up to ground level -- Air-conditioning -- Invisible progress -- Heating and ventilation -- The structure rises -- Finishing touches -- Ready for occupancy -- Why we're here -- Why not life on a moon? -- Are we alone in the universe?
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
283 pages
Isbn
9780801016899
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2016011175
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn936219495
  • 626215
  • (OCoLC)936219495

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