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Nature Fast and Nature Slow: How Life Works, from Fractions of a Second to Billions of Years

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This book is a vision of biology set within the entire timescale of the universe. It is about the timing of life, from microsecond movements to evolutionary changes over millions of years. Human consciousness is riveted to seconds, but a split-second time delay in perception means that we are unaware of anything until it has already happened. We live in the very recent past. Over longer timescales, this book examines the lifespans of the oldest organisms, prospects for human life extension, the evolution of whales and turtles, and the explosive beginning of life 4 billion years ago. With its poetry, social commentary and humour, this book will appeal to everyone interested in the natural world.

Συγγραφέας: Money Nicholas
Εκδότης: REAKTION BOOKS
Σελίδες: 224
ISBN: 9781789144048
Εξώφυλλο: Μαλακό Εξώφυλλο
Αριθμός Έκδοσης: 1
Έτος έκδοσης: 2021

Preface
1 BALLISTICS - Fractions of Seconds
2 BEATS - Seconds
3 BATS - Minutes and Hours
4 BLOSSOMS - Days, Weeks and Months
5 BROODS - Years
6 BEARS - Decades
7 BOWHEADS - Centuries
8 BRISTLECONES - Millennia
9 BASILOSAURS - Millions of years
10 BEGINNINGS - Billions of Years
References
Acknowledgements
Photo Acknowledgements
Index

Nicholas P. Money is professor of biology and the Western Program Director at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He is the author of many books on science, including Mr. Bloomfield’s Orchard, The Amoeba in the Room, and The Rise of Yeast: How the Sugar Fungus Shaped Civilization.

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