the cosmic chemical bond chemistry from the big bang to planet formation

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The Cosmic Chemical Bond

Author : David Arnold Williams
ISBN : 9781849736091
Genre : Science
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Introducing astrochemistry to a wide audience, this book describes how molecules formed in chemical reactions occur in a range of environments in interstellar and circumstellar space, from shortly after the Big Bang up to the present epoch. Stressing that chemistry in these environments needs to be ôdrivenö, it helps identify these drivers and the various chemical networks that operate giving rise to signature molecules that enable the physics of the region to be better understood. The book emphasises, in a non-mathematical way, the chemistry of the Milky Way Galaxy and its planet-forming regions, describes how other galaxies may have rather different chemistries and shows how chemistry was important even in the Early Universe when most of the elements had yet to be formed. This book will appeal to anyone with a general interest in chemistry, from students to professional scientists working in interdisciplinary areas and non-scientists fascinated by the evolving and exciting story of chemistry in the cosmos.

The Cosmic Chemical Bond

Author : D A Williams
ISBN : 9781782626336
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Introducing astrochemistry to a wide audience, this book describes how molecules formed in chemical reactions occur in a range of environments in interstellar and circumstellar space, from shortly after the Big Bang up to the present epoch. Stressing that chemistry in these environments needs to be driven, it helps identify these drivers and the various chemical networks that operate giving rise to signature molecules that enable the physics of the region to be better understood. The book emphasises, in a non-mathematical way, the chemistry of the Milky Way Galaxy and its planet-forming regions, describes how other galaxies may have rather different chemistries and shows how chemistry was important even in the Early Universe when most of the elements had yet to be formed. This book will appeal to anyone with a general interest in chemistry, from students to professional scientists working in interdisciplinary areas and non-scientists fascinated by the evolving and exciting story of chemistry in the cosmos.

The Chemistry Of Cosmic

Author : David A Williams
ISBN : 9781782620471
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This is the first book devoted to a study of the chemistry of cosmic dust, presenting current thinking on the subject distilled from many publications in surface and solid-state science, and in astronomy.

Astrochemistry And Astrobiology

Author : Ian W. M. Smith
ISBN : 9783642317309
Genre : Science
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Astrochemistry and Astrobiology is the debut volume in the new series Physical Chemistry in Action. Aimed at both the novice and experienced researcher, this volume outlines the physico-chemical principles which underpin our attempts to understand astrochemistry and predict astrobiology. An introductory chapter includes fundamental aspects of physical chemistry required for understanding the field. Eight further chapters address specific topics, encompassing basic theory and models, up-to-date research and an outlook on future work. The last chapter examines each of the topics again but addressed from a different angle. Written and edited by international experts, this text is accessible for those entering the field of astrochemistry and astrobiology, while it still remains interesting for more experienced researchers.

The Quran Modern Science

Author : Mohamed Tawfik
ISBN : 9781438912394
Genre : Religion
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After listening to an ancient legend about a long lost Indian carving, 12-year-old Sausha Springer, her best friend, Jessica, and her little sister, Chloe, decide to search for the ancient piece of art. Soon, however, the girls find themselves lost in the heart of nature's majestic and captivating fury! Alone and afraid, they encounter a variety of dangerous obstacles and must learn to rely on God for guidance and for strength. Will they succeed, or will they give up hope? What starts out as an innocent legend turns into a mixture of thrill, fear, and excitement in this truly remarkable adventure!

The Adventure Of Elements On Planet Earth

Author : Venthan Nalathamby
ISBN : 9781466928398
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Among an unknowable number of galaxies, billions of stars, in the mileu which is our Universe, one planet, our Earth played host to chemical elements which ultimately delivered molecules of life! This book offers the thoughts of one individual, his speculation on how the innate behaviour of elements and chemicals contributed to the creation of a molecule capable of replicating itself– the DNA– thus creating the building block to life as we appreciate it today. The author explains how the violent environment of the Big Bang, the rampaging energies available during the formation of the Earth, formed a cooking pot of sorts, creating organic molecules which made possible life on Earth. The DNA molecule, along with the amino acid coding system and databases for building cells, literally racked havoc on Earth.Culmination of this adventure is the intelligent life form in the shape of Homo sapiens. The adventure and journey of this successful molecule DNA, should not stop at the shores of Earth.The author believes the adventure begun 3.5 billion of years ago on Earth must continue onwards – and "Man", as manifestation of this adventure, owes it to the DNA, to explore the Universe and extend the boundaries of our life giving molecule.

Astrobiology

Author : Kevin W. Plaxco
ISBN : 9781421401942
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New to this edition is a glossary of terms and an epilogue recapping the key unanswered questions, making Astrobiology an ideal primer for students and, indeed, for anyone curious about life and the Universe.

Evolution And The Emergent Self

Author : Raymond L. Neubauer
ISBN : 9780231521680
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Evolution and the Emergent Self is an eloquent and evocative new synthesis that explores how the human species emerged from the cosmic dust. Lucidly presenting ideas about the rise of complexity in our genetic, neuronal, ecological, and ultimately cosmological settings, the author takes readers on a provocative tour of modern science's quest to understand our place in nature and in our universe. Readers fascinated with "Big History" and drawn to examine big ideas will be challenged and enthralled by Raymond L. Neubauer's ambitious narrative. How did humans emerge from the cosmos and the pre-biotic Earth, and what mechanisms of biological, chemical, and physical sciences drove this increasingly complex process? Neubauer presents a view of nature that describes the rising complexity of life in terms of increasing information content, first in genes and then in brains. The evolution of the nervous system expanded the capacity of organisms to store information, making learning possible. In key chapters, the author portrays four species with high brain:body ratios—chimpanzees, elephants, ravens, and dolphins—showing how each species shares with humans the capacity for complex communication, elaborate social relationships, flexible behavior, tool use, and powers of abstraction. A large brain can have a hierarchical arrangement of circuits that facilitates higher levels of abstraction. Neubauer describes this constellation of qualities as an emergent self, arguing that self-awareness is nascent in several species besides humans and that potential human characteristics are embedded in the evolutionary process and have emerged repeatedly in a variety of lineages on our planet. He ultimately demonstrates that human culture is not a unique offshoot of a language-specialized primate, but an analogue of fundamental mechanisms that organisms have used since the beginning of life on Earth to gather and process information in order to buffer themselves from fluctuations in the environment. Neubauer also views these developments in a cosmic setting, detailing open thermodynamic systems that grow more complex as the energy flowing through them increases. Similar processes of increasing complexity can be found in the "self-organizing" structures of both living and nonliving forms. Recent evidence from astronomy indicates that planet formation may be nearly as frequent as star formation. Since life makes use of the elements commonly seeded into space by burning and expiring stars, it is reasonable to speculate that the evolution of life and intelligence that happened on our planet may be found across the universe.

Biology Network

Author : Hacker
ISBN : 0673523551
Genre : Biology
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Einf Hrung In Die Moderne Kosmologie

Author : Andrew Liddle
ISBN : 9783527670925
Genre : Science
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Dank sich stets verbessernder boden- und weltraumgestützter Teleskope stehen der Kosmologie inzwischen Daten zur Verfügung, die Rückschlüsse auf immer frühere Phasen des Universums und Vergleiche mit Modellvorstellungen erlauben. Daher gewinnt die Kosmologie in den Astronomiekursen der Universitäten beständig an Wichtigkeit. Die "Einführung in die Moderne Kosmologie" ist eine anschauliche und leicht verständliche Darstellung moderner kosmologischer Konzepte, die neben zahlreichen Beispielen und Übungsaufgaben auch Hinweise und Endergebnisse enthält, sodass das Erlernte sofort ausprobiert und kontrolliert werden kann. Das Buch ist klar eingeteilt und behandelt in sechs separaten Kapiteln Themen für Fortgeschrittene, darunter relativistische Kosmologie und Neutrino-Kosmologie. Die vorliegende Übersetzung der zweiten Auflage wurde wesentlich ergänzt und erweitert und umfasst neueste Beobachtungsergebnisse sowie zusätzliches Material zur empirischen Kosmologie und Strukturbildung.

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