Coverart for item
The Resource At least know this : essential science to enhance your life, Guy P. Harrison

At least know this : essential science to enhance your life, Guy P. Harrison

Label
At least know this : essential science to enhance your life
Title
At least know this
Title remainder
essential science to enhance your life
Statement of responsibility
Guy P. Harrison
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Science tells us a good deal about who we are, where we come from, the nature of the universe, how our brains work, and much, much more. Unfortunately, most people are largely unaware of this treasure trove of information. As a result, we are more prone to do things like aim nuclear weapons at each other, inflate the meaning of cultural differences, lay waste to the land, poison and deplete the oceans, fill the sky with carbon, and generally make poor judgments that cause needless trouble. This book seeks to remedy this situation by providing scientific answers to the most basic yet important questions about existence. Following the standard six-question list used by journalists researching a news story, critical-thinking advocate Guy P. Harrison turns to science to answer the who, what, why, when, where and how of life on Earth. How old is our planet? Where did it come from and where is it located in the universe? What is everything made of? When did life begin? Who are we as a species and what connections do we share with other life forms? Why is human culture continuously plagued by war, disease, and crime? Harrison not only offers science's best current answers to these crucial questions but shows how all of this information fits together. Going well beyond the simplistic factoids readily available on any smartphone, he reveals the wider implications and deeper meanings inherent in the scientific worldview. Both entertaining and informative, this exciting tour of the cosmos and human nature will leave readers with an accurate, up-to-date view of realities small and large, near and far
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10680843
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harrison, Guy P
Dewey number
500
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q162
LC item number
.H31645 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Science
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
essential science to enhance your life
Label
At least know this : essential science to enhance your life, Guy P. Harrison
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-365) 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
Introduction -- The who, what, why, when, where, and how of everything -- Who are we? -- When did everything begin? -- What is everything made of? -- What is life? -- How did we get here? -- Why does human biological diversity confuse us? -- How do brains work? -- Where are we? -- How will everything end?
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9781633884052
Lccn
2018005503
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1000277865
  • (OCoLC)1000277865
Label
At least know this : essential science to enhance your life, Guy P. Harrison
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-365) 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
Introduction -- The who, what, why, when, where, and how of everything -- Who are we? -- When did everything begin? -- What is everything made of? -- What is life? -- How did we get here? -- Why does human biological diversity confuse us? -- How do brains work? -- Where are we? -- How will everything end?
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9781633884052
Lccn
2018005503
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1000277865
  • (OCoLC)1000277865

Library Locations

    • James City County LibraryBorrow it
      7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
Processing Feedback ...