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Danzigers Travels: Beyond Forbidden Frontiers (Paladin Books)
Danzigers Travels: Beyond Forbidden Frontiers (Paladin Books) by Nick Danziger 0586087060 9780586087060
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Danzigers Travels: Beyond Forbidden Frontiers (Paladin Books) by Nick Danziger

Operating on the precept that truth is stranger than fiction, and the universe more bizarre than we can know, innovative science writer Dorion Sagan takes us on a whirlwind tour of the current scientific status of Earth, humanity, and the universe. Irreverently he takes our cultural temperature and gives our temporal context: we are not the be-all and end-all but merely tribal nomads dwelling in the Holocene, that geologically brief period starting 11,000 years ago. The Earth is no more a rock with some life on it than are you a skeleton coated with a veneer of cells. Rather, from core to atmosphere, Earth is a complex thermodynamic phenomenon with clear physiological traits. But if the Earth is alive, is it intelligent? What is the nature of life? Is the entire universe, in fact, alive? Has it always been? Not only does the planet deserve serious consideration as a super-organism, but for the first time since its appearance four billion years ago it appears to have the capacity to reproduce in space_through the use of human technology. Cosmic expansion and vast interstellar spaces may be unbreachable hurdles, or we may be witnessing the first jump of living flames that will someday sweep like wildfire to all corners of the universe. Departing from mechanical science no less than conventional religion, Sagan draws on diverse thinkers such as Philip K. Dick, Alan Watts, and Erwin Schrodinger. This unique narrative paints a new picture of humanity caught in a cosmic imbroglio as bizarre as that of any science fiction novel.

Author: Nick Danziger

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 448

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Ltd

Publication Date: 1993-12-01

Our Price: $4.39

ISBN: 0586087060

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