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Deacon, Terrence William.

Summary: Examines the emergent processes that bridge the gap between organisms that think and have consciousness and those that do not and discusses the origins of life, information, and free will.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 612.82 DEA

Summary: Through the Wormhole explores the deepest mysteries of existence, the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity. The series brings together the brightest minds and best ideas from the very edges of science to reveal the extraordinary truth of our universe, and to raise even more philosophical questions.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Science 2014

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV THR

Summary: Through the Wormhole explores the deepest mysteries of existence, the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity. Who or what are we? Are we alone? How did life begin? What happened before? The series brings together the brightest minds and best ideas from the very edges of science to reveal the extraordinary truth of our universe.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Gaiam Americas 2011

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Summary: Explore the edges of space and time with Morgan Freeman as your guide in Through The Wormhole. Ten thought-provoking episodes comprise Season Three. Viewers will hold in their hands answers to some of the world's greatest mysteries.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Discovery Communications 2012

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV THR

Gladstone, James

Summary: Describes the formation of planet Earth, from its beginnings as molten rock and poison gas, to the formation of oceans, to the evolution of life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Owlkids Books Inc. 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 525 GLA

England, Jeremy

Summary: "Why are we alive? Most things in the universe aren't. And if you trace the evolutionary history of plants and animals back far enough, you will find that, at some point, neither were we. Scientists have wrestled with this problem for centuries, and no one has been able to offer a credible theory. But in 2013, at just 30 years old, biophysicist Jeremy England published a paper that has utterly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2020

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Summary: Physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking poses enduring scientific questions to teams of non-scientists to test their problem solving skills and summon their inner-genius, covering topics such as time travel, the existence of life on other planets, how the universe came to be, and the origins of life.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by PBS Distribution 2016

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV GEN

Summary: "Through the wormhole will explore the deepest mysteries of existence--the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity. This series brings together the brightest minds and best ideas from the very edges of science--Astrophysics, Astrobiology, Quantum mechanics, String theory and more, to reveal the extraordinary truth of our Universe."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Discovery Communications 2011

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV THR

Impey, Chris.

Summary: Astrobiology, the study of life in space, is one of today's fastest growing fields of science. In this accessible and elegantly reasoned book, scholar and researcher Impey explores the foundations of this rapidly developing discipline, where it's going, and what it's likely to find. If Earth is not the only planet, it is so far the only living one that we know of. Impey reveals the incredible...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 576.839 IMP

Summary: "The planet Earth was born out of chaos and disaster - and completely by chance. Episode 1 transports us to this breathtaking genesis, the violent past that created the fragile conditions for life itself."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Ambrose Video 2005

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV MIR

Summary: Who would have predicted that a hot spot left over from the Big Bang would eventually lead to our galaxy, the solar system, the Earth--and to us? Origins explores how the universe and our planet began amid chaos and eventually gave birth to the first stirrings of life. Join cutting-edge scientists on a voyage deep into the Earth to find analogs to the earliest life on our planet, and travel a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Boston Video 2004

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV ORI

Bauer, Marion Dane

Summary: Before the universe was formed, before time and space existed, there was ... nothing. But then ... BANG! Stars caught fire and burned so long that they exploded, flinging stardust everywhere. And the ash of those stars turned into planets. Into our Earth. And into us. In a poetic text, Marion Dane Bauer takes readers from the trillionth of a second when our universe was born to the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Juvenile book on CD, Call number: J CD Fiction Bauer 2018

Fortey, Richard A.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 576.8 FOR

Hazen, Robert M.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Joseph Henry Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 576.83 HAZ

Kauffman, Stuart A.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 1995

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 577 KAU

Shubin, Neil

Summary: "The author of the best-selling Your Inner Fish now gives us a lively and accessible account of the great transformations in the history of life, that enable us to further understand whether our presence on this planet is an accident or inevitable. The great transformations in the history of life brought about whole scale shifts in how animals live and how their bodies are organized: the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 576.8 SHU

Carroll, Sean B.

Summary: Why is the world the way it is? How did we get here? Does everything happen for a reason or are some things left to chance? Philosophers and theologians have pondered these questions for millennia, but startling scientific discoveries over the past half century are revealing that we live in a world driven by chance. A Series of Fortunate Events tells the story of the awesome power of chance and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2020

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Ward, Peter Douglas

Contents: What is life? -- What is earth life? -- Life as we do not know it -- A recipe book of life -- The artificial synthesis of life -- Are there aliens already on earth? -- Panspermia: why there may be aliens throughout the solar system -- Mercury and Venus -- Fossils on the moon -- Mars -- Europa -- Titan -- Implications, ethics, and dangers -- A manifesto: send paleontologists to Mars and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2005

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 576.8 Ward,

Davies, P. C. W.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: BasicBooks 1995

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 574.999 DAV

Summary: What is the universe and everything in it made of? In this program, viewers explore the discoveries in the late 19th century that revealed that the entire observable universe is made of the same elements as those on Earth. With knowledge of the dual nature of matter and energy, scientists began to fit the pieces of the macroscopic and microscopic world together. A rare and unique look at the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1997

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Summary: "For billions of years, life existed only in the Earth's oceans. But about 350 million years ago, some of those earliest life forms began to explore New Frontiers on land."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Ambrose Video 2005

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV MIR

Sagan, Carl

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cambridge University Press 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 576.839 SAG

Summary: There are certain questions that, universally, we agree are “big”. The ones that don't have easy answers; the ones that have been theorized, researched, pursued, and chronicled…for centuries. In Life’s Really Big Questions, a part of the PBS Scientific American Frontiers series, host Alan Alda meets with scientists tackling some of the biggest questions of the times: is there other life in the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2000

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Adams, Fred

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 576.83 ADA

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