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The Resource Dark matter and the dinosaurs : the astounding interconnectedness of the Universe, Lisa Randall

Dark matter and the dinosaurs : the astounding interconnectedness of the Universe, Lisa Randall

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Dark matter and the dinosaurs : the astounding interconnectedness of the Universe
Title
Dark matter and the dinosaurs
Title remainder
the astounding interconnectedness of the Universe
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Lisa Randall
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Language
eng
Summary
"Sixty-six million years ago, an object the size of a city descended from space to crash into Earth, creating a devastating cataclysm that killed off the dinosaurs, along with three-quarters of the other species on the planet. What was its origin? In Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs, Lisa Randall proposes it was a comet that was dislodged from its orbit as the Solar System passed through a disk of dark matter embedded in the Milky Way. In a sense, it might have been dark matter that killed the dinosaurs. Working through the background and consequences of this proposal, Randall shares with us the latest findings--established and speculative--regarding the nature and role of dark matter and the origin of the Universe, our galaxy, our Solar System, and life, along with the process by which scientists explore new concepts. In Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs, Randall tells a breathtaking story that weaves together the cosmos' history and our own, illuminating the deep relationships that are critical to our world and the astonishing beauty inherent in the most familiar things"--
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Randall, Lisa
Dewey number
523.1/126
Index
index present
LC call number
QB791.3
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Dark matter (Astronomy)
  • Cosmology
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Dark matter and the dinosaurs : the astounding interconnectedness of the Universe, Lisa Randall
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The development of the universe. The clandestine dark matter society ; The discovery of dark matter ; The big questions ; Almost the very beginning: a very good place to start ; A galaxy is born -- An active solar system. Meteoroids, meteors, and meteorites ; The short, glorious lives of comets ; The edge of the solar system ; Living dangerously ; Shock and awe ; Extinctions ; The end of the dinosaurs ; Life in the habitable zone ; What goes around comes around ; Flinging comets form the oort cloud -- Deciphering dark matter's identity. The matter of the invisible world ; How to see in the dark ; Socially connected dark matter ; The speed of dark ; Searching for the dark disk ; Dark matter and comet strikes -- Conclusion: looking up
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062328519
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
27C8E252-0C34-42D0-92A1-D6F6FEB8971D
System control number
  • (OCoLC)922688762
  • (OCoLC)ocn922688762
Label
Dark matter and the dinosaurs : the astounding interconnectedness of the Universe, Lisa Randall
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The development of the universe. The clandestine dark matter society ; The discovery of dark matter ; The big questions ; Almost the very beginning: a very good place to start ; A galaxy is born -- An active solar system. Meteoroids, meteors, and meteorites ; The short, glorious lives of comets ; The edge of the solar system ; Living dangerously ; Shock and awe ; Extinctions ; The end of the dinosaurs ; Life in the habitable zone ; What goes around comes around ; Flinging comets form the oort cloud -- Deciphering dark matter's identity. The matter of the invisible world ; How to see in the dark ; Socially connected dark matter ; The speed of dark ; Searching for the dark disk ; Dark matter and comet strikes -- Conclusion: looking up
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062328519
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
27C8E252-0C34-42D0-92A1-D6F6FEB8971D
System control number
  • (OCoLC)922688762
  • (OCoLC)ocn922688762

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