The Resource The Chemical Cosmos : A Guided Tour, by Steve Miller, (electronic resource)

The Chemical Cosmos : A Guided Tour, by Steve Miller, (electronic resource)

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The Chemical Cosmos : A Guided Tour
Title
The Chemical Cosmos
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A Guided Tour
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by Steve Miller
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eng
Summary
If you have ever wondered how we get from the awesome impersonality of the Big Bang universe to the point where living creatures can start to form, and evolve into beings like you, your friends and your family, wonder no more. Steve Miller provides us with a tour through the chemical evolution of the universe, from the formation of the first molecules all the way to the chemicals required for life to evolve. Using a simple Hydrogen molecule – known as H-three-plus - as a guide, he takes us on a journey that starts with the birth of the first stars, and how, in dying, they pour their hearts out into enriching the universe in which we live. Our molecular guide makes its first appearance at the source of the Chemical Cosmos, at a time when only three elements and a total of 11 molecules existed. From those simple beginnings, H-three-plus guides us down river on the violent currents of exploding stars, through the streams of the Interstellar Medium, and into the delta where new stars and planets form. We are finally left on the shores of the sea of life. Along the way, we meet the key characters who have shaped our understanding of the chemistry of the universe, such as Cambridge physicist J.J. Thomson and the Chicago chemist Takeshi Oka. And we are given an insider’s view of just how astronomers, making use of telescopes and Earth-orbiting satellites, have put together our modern view of the Chemical Cosmos
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Miller, Steve
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QC1-75
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non fiction
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Astronomers' Universe,
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  • Physics
  • Physical organic chemistry
  • Planetary science
  • Astronomy
  • Physics
  • Physics, general
  • Popular Science in Astronomy
  • Planetology
  • Physical Chemistry
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The Chemical Cosmos : A Guided Tour, by Steve Miller, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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Contents
Prologue -- Purple haze: introducing our guide -- The early universe: the source of chemistry – and of our guide -- Shooting the rapids: the life, and death, of the earliest starlight -- Interlude - how our guide is hooked, lost and caught again -- Heading downstream and cooking by starlight -- Fishing for molecules -- Branching out: in the land of the giants and dwarves -- Interlude - trawling for our cosmic guide -- In the delta: exoplanets - worlds, but not as we know them -- Towards the sea of life -- Epilogue -- Annotated references and further reading to chapters -- Some useful numbers -- Index
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unknown
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XII, 236 p. 25 illus., 22 illus. in color.
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9781441984449
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10.1007/978-1-4419-8444-9
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online resource.
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(DE-He213)978-1-4419-8444-9
Label
The Chemical Cosmos : A Guided Tour, by Steve Miller, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Purple haze: introducing our guide -- The early universe: the source of chemistry – and of our guide -- Shooting the rapids: the life, and death, of the earliest starlight -- Interlude - how our guide is hooked, lost and caught again -- Heading downstream and cooking by starlight -- Fishing for molecules -- Branching out: in the land of the giants and dwarves -- Interlude - trawling for our cosmic guide -- In the delta: exoplanets - worlds, but not as we know them -- Towards the sea of life -- Epilogue -- Annotated references and further reading to chapters -- Some useful numbers -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XII, 236 p. 25 illus., 22 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781441984449
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4419-8444-9
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
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access
Specific material designation
remote
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(DE-He213)978-1-4419-8444-9

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