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The Resource Discovering our world : humanity's epic journey from myth to knowledge, Paul Singh and John R. Shook ; with illustrations by Matt DiPalma

Discovering our world : humanity's epic journey from myth to knowledge, Paul Singh and John R. Shook ; with illustrations by Matt DiPalma

Label
Discovering our world : humanity's epic journey from myth to knowledge
Title
Discovering our world
Title remainder
humanity's epic journey from myth to knowledge
Statement of responsibility
Paul Singh and John R. Shook ; with illustrations by Matt DiPalma
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Where did everything come from? Why are humans so biologically similar, and why do we let small differences divide us? What shall determine our destiny? Paul Singh and John R. Shook draw on the latest findings from the physical and biological sciences, astronomy and cosmology, geology and genetics, and prehistory and archeology in search of answers. As they lucidly and engagingly demonstrate, the answers science gives about ourselves and the universe in which we live are incomparably more surprising and interesting than any mythical tale about some clash of titans or calculating creator. Indeed, science’s proud journey of exploration and discovery is humanity’s finest narrative yet, about how we trusted our intelligence to find out what we really are and who we can be—intrepidly going wherever the evidence led. Even though science reveals that humanity may have no special place in the universe, humanity is truly special because of our ability to comprehend our universe. Thus, this inspiring story of exploration and discovery is a celebration not only of science—of science’s knowledge of the world, and of science’s own journeys to gain that knowledge—but also of ourselves
Cataloging source
VALIL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Singh, Paul
Dewey number
113
Index
index present
LC call number
BD511
LC item number
.S56 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Shook, John R
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cosmology
  • Philosophical anthropology
  • Civilization
  • Civilization
  • Cosmology
  • Philosophical anthropology
  • SCIENCE / General
  • SCIENCE / Cosmology
Label
Discovering our world : humanity's epic journey from myth to knowledge, Paul Singh and John R. Shook ; with illustrations by Matt DiPalma
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
903588250
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781634310048
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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4d030b07-7982-4792-a520-bcfddb66c884
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903588250
Label
Discovering our world : humanity's epic journey from myth to knowledge, Paul Singh and John R. Shook ; with illustrations by Matt DiPalma
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
903588250
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781634310048
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
4d030b07-7982-4792-a520-bcfddb66c884
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903588250

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