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Author Gonzalez, Guillermo, 1963-

Title The privileged planet : how our place in the cosmos is designed for discovery / Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay W. Richards.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : Regnery Pub., 2004.
Lanham, MD : National Book Network, 2004.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Peotone PL Adult Non Fiction - PEBB-2  523.2 GON    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  523.2 GON    AVAILABLE
Description xv, 444 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-416) and index.
Contents Section 1: Our local environment -- Wonderful eclipses -- At home on a data recorder -- Peering down -- Peering up -- The pale blue dot in relief -- Our helpful neighbors -- Section 2: The broader universe -- Star probes -- Our galactic habitat -- Our place in cosmic time -- A universe fine-tuned for life and discovery -- Section 3: Implications -- The revisionist history of the Copernican revolution -- The Copernican principle -- The anthropic disclaimer -- SETI and the unraveling of the Copernican principle -- A universe designed for discovery -- The skeptical rejoinder.
Summary Arguing that life may be rarer than some astronomers and philosophers have said, the author details the delicate balance of factors that make life possible on this planet and reveals the rarity of these conditions in the universe.
Subject Planets.
Discoveries in science.
Cosmology. (OCoLC)fst00880600
Discoveries in science. (OCoLC)fst00894959
Planets. (OCoLC)fst01065127
Solar system.
Earth (Planet)
Earth (Planet) (OCoLC)fst01860481
Solar system. (OCoLC)fst01244288
Added Author Richards, Jay W. (Jay Wesley), 1967-
ISBN 0895260654 (acid-free paper)
9780895260659 (acid-free paper)

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