Fitness of the Cosmos for Life: Biochemistry and Fine-tuning (BOK)
1 299,00 1 29900
Sendes vanligvis innen 5-15 dager
This highly interdisciplinary 2007 book highlights many of the ways in which chemistry plays a crucial role in making life an evolutionary possibility in the universe. Cosmologists and particle physicists have often explored how the observed laws and constants of nature lie within a narrow range that allows complexity and life to evolve and adapt. Here, these anthropic considerations are diversified in a host of new ways to identify the most sensitive features of biochemistry and astrobiology. Celebrating the classic 1913 work of Lawrence J. Henderson, The Fitness of the Environment for Life, this book looks at the delicate balance between chemistry and the ambient conditions in the universe that permit complex chemical networks and structures to exist. It will appeal to a broad range of scientists, academics, and others interested in the origin and existence of life in our universe.
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
|Dimensjoner||17,4cm x 24,7cm x 2,8cm||Vekt||1182 gram|
|Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd||Andre medvirkende||Charles Harper, John Barrow, Simon Conway Morris, Stephen Freedland|
|Emner og form||Biology, life sciences, Cosmology & the universe|