The Life Era

Cosmic Selection and Conscious Evolution




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/12/2000

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 272
ISBN : 9780595007912

About the Book

In The Life Era, Eric Chaisson continues telling the scenario of cosmic evolution begun with his award winning Cosmic Dawn. Stressing the time-honored concept of change, he articulates three grand eras in universal history: the radiation era, starting with the big bang; the matter era, when organized structures emerged; and the life era, when technologically sentient beings take control of their destiny.

About the Author

Eric Chaisson is director of the Wright Center for Science Education at Tufts University, where he is also professor of physics and professor of education. He is a two-time winner of the American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award (for Cosmic Dawn and Hubble Wars), and is co-author of Astronomy Today, the nation's most widely used astronomy text book.