Αρχική / Θετικές Επιστήμες / Βιολογία / Living with the Stars: How the Human Body is Connected to the Life Cycles of the Earth, the Planets and the Stars

Living with the Stars: How the Human Body is Connected to the Life Cycles of the Earth, the Planets and the Stars

ΣΥΓΓΡΑΦΕΑΣ
Τιμή
12,60 €
14,00 € -10%
Διαθέσιμο κατόπιν παραγγελίας
Αποστέλλεται σε 10 - 15 εργάσιμες ημέρες. Υπό την προϋπόθεση ύπαρξης αποθέματος στον προμηθευτή.

Living with the Stars tells the fascinating story of what truly makes the human body. The body that is with us all our lives is always changing. We are quite literally not who we were years, weeks, or even days ago: our cells die and are replaced by new ones at an astonishing pace. The entire body continually rebuilds itself, time and again, using the food and water that flow through us as fuel and as construction material. What persists over time is not fixed but merely a pattern in flux.

We rebuild using elements captured from our surroundings, and are thereby connected to animals and plants around us, and to the bacteria within us that help digest them, and to geological processes such as continental drift and volcanism here on Earth. We are also intimately linked to the Sun's nuclear furnace and to the solar wind, to collisions with asteroids and to the cycles of the birth of stars and their deaths in cataclysmic supernovae, and ultimately to the beginning of the universe. Our bodies are made of the burned out embers of stars that were released into the galaxy in massive explosions billions of years ago, mixed with atoms that formed only recently as ultrafast rays slammed into Earth's atmosphere. All of that is not just remote history but part of us now: our human body is inseparable from nature all around us and intertwined with the history of the universe.Shows the many connections between the human body and the world around it, from microbes to the starsExplains the impermanence of the human body and of the world in which we live, and how cycles of creation and destruction maintain our bodyMakes accessible complex conceptsEnriches chapters with quotes and human interest storiesAll chapters end with a listing of key points

Συγγραφέας: Schrijver Karel
Εκδότης: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Σελίδες: 224
ISBN: 9780198835912
Εξώφυλλο: Μαλακό Εξώφυλλο
Αριθμός Έκδοσης: 1
Έτος έκδοσης: 2019

1: The Illusion of Permanence

2: Dying to Live

3: Countering Wear and Tear

4: Food for Thought

5: Basking in Solar Energy

6: The Human Elements

7: Cycles of Change

8: Infant Atoms

9: The Origin of Elements

10: Cosmic Rays and Galactic Ecology

11: Tails in the Wind

12: A Magnetic Heartbeat

13: Building a Home

14: Stardust in Flux

Karel Schrijver, is a stellar astrophysicist specialized in the study of the Sun and the space around it, stellar magnetism and its impacts on the environments of planets, and space weather. He was lead scientist and Principal Investigator on two of NASA's scientific spacecraft studying the Sun: TRACE and the Solar Dynamics Observatory. He (co-)authored over 200 research publications and articles. He wrote a textbook on solar and stellar magnetism, was lead editor on the five-volume series of Heliophysics books, and co-authored a popular science book entitled Living with the Stars (OUP, 2015) about the connections between the human body, the Earth, the planets, and the stars.

Σας προτείνουμε

Newsletter

Εγγραφείτε στο newsletter για να λαμβάνετε πρώτοι τις νέες κυκλοφορίες και τις προσφορές μας
Ο λογαριασμός σας