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Creation Revisited: The Origin of Space, Time and the Universe
by Peter Atkins
In this investigation into the nature of the cosmos, P.W. Atkins explores the fundamental questions of modern science: the existence of the universe, time, chance, life and consciousness. Once we understand the building blocks of nature, such as quarks, electrons and the forces that hold them all together, it becomes possible to reconstruct, in principle, the process which ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published September 6th 1994 by Penguin Books
(first published January 1st 1992)
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With my bio-heavy background, I have a good grasp on the theory of the origin of species. Evolution and natural selection make wonderful sense and are able to occur without supernatural guidance. It's not too demanding on my logic to speculate on an origin of life... all you really need are some replicating organic building blocks (and competition to really get things going). While I am not trained in the science studying the origin of the planet Earth, solar system, and the galaxy, I can grasp ...more
Peter Atkins is a fellow of Lincoln College, University of Oxford and the author of about 70 books for students and a general audience. His texts are market leaders around the globe. A frequent lecturer in the United States and throughout the world, he has held visiting professorships in France, Israel, Japan, China, and New Zealand. He was the founding chairman of the Committee on Chemistry Educ ...moreMore about Peter Atkins...