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Cosmos and Culture: Cultural Evolution in a Cosmic Context (ePub eBook)

Title:
Cosmos and Culture: Cultural Evolution in a Cosmic Context
Format:
Hardcover
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$61.00
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GPO Stock Number:
033-000-01318-3
ISBN:
9780160831195
Description

During the last 50 years, coincident with the Space Age, cosmic evolution has been recognized as the master narrative of the universe. Cosmic evolution includes physical, biological, and cultural evolution, of which the latter is by far the most rapid.

In this volume, authors with diverse backgrounds in science, history, anthropology, and more consider culture in the context of the cosmos. How does our knowledge of cosmic evolution affect terrestrial culture? Conversely, how does our knowledge of cultural evolution affect our thinking about possible cultures in the cosmos? Are life, mind, and culture of fundamental significance to the grand story of the cosmos that has generated its own self-understanding through science, rational reasoning, and mathematics? Might this lead to cultural evolution on a large enough scale to allow the universe to both create and steer itself toward its own destiny?

Audience

Scientists, mathematicians, historians, anthropologists, environmentalists, teachers, students, and anyone interested in information on cosmic evolution would enjoy this publication.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$30.50
International Price:
$42.70
Publisher:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of External Relations, History Division
Author:
  • Dick, Steven J.
Year/Pages:
2009: 612 p.; ill.
Notes:
NB1336
Key Phrases:
  • NASA SP 2009 4802
  • NASA History Series
  • Astronomy
  • Cultural Evolution
  • Evolution
  • Cosmology
  • Social Evolution
Weight:
2.6875
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Cover:
Cloth
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
11/23/2009
Last Status Update:
01/10/2017
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