Top Marketplace offers for ISBN

9780195135138

The Emergence of Everything: How the World Became Complex

Morowitz, Harold J.

3.77 avg rating
( 52 ratings by GoodReads )
Not the book you're looking for? Search for all books with this author and title
9780195135138: The Emergence of Everything: How the World Became Complex

When the whole is greater than the sum of the parts--indeed, so great that the sum far transcends the parts and represents something utterly new and different--we call that phenomenon emergence. When the chemicals diffusing in the primordial waters came together to form the first living cell, that was emergence. When the activities of the neurons in the brain result in mind, that too is emergence.
In The Emergence of Everything, one of the leading scientists involved in the study of complexity, Harold J. Morowitz, takes us on a sweeping tour of the universe, a tour with 28 stops, each one highlighting a particularly important moment of emergence. For instance, Morowitz illuminates the emergence of the stars, the birth of the elements and of the periodic table, and the appearance of solar systems and planets. We look at the emergence of living cells, animals, vertebrates, reptiles, and mammals, leading to the great apes and the appearance of humanity. He also examines tool making, the evolution of language, the invention of agriculture and technology, and the birth of cities. And as he offers these insights into the evolutionary unfolding of our universe, our solar system, and life itself, Morowitz also seeks out the nature of God in the emergent universe, the God posited by Spinoza, Bruno, and Einstein, a God Morowitz argues we can know through a study of the laws of nature.
Written by one of our wisest scientists, The Emergence of Everything offers a fascinating new way to look at the universe and the natural world, and it makes an important contribution to the dialogue between science and religion.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:


Harold J. Morowitz is Clarence Robinson Professor of Biology and Natural Philosophy at George Mason University and the former Director of the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, in Fairfax, Virginia. A leading figure in the study of complexity, he was Editor-in-Chief of the journal Complexity and is co-chair of the science board of the Santa Fe Institute. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Discover, The Washington Post, The Sciences, and Psychology Today.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Morowitz, Harold J.
Published by Oxford University Press (2002)
ISBN 10: 019513513X ISBN 13: 9780195135138
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2002. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 1. The emergence of emergence2. Ideas of emergence3. The twenty-eight steps4. The first emergence: the primordium5. Large-scale structure6. Stars7. The periodic table8. Solar systems9. Planetary structure10. The geospheres11. The emergence of metabolism12. Cells13. Cells with organelles14. Multicellularity15. Neurons16. Animalness17. Chordateness18. Vertebrateness19. Crossing the geospheres20. Reptiles21. Mammals22. The niche23. Arboreal animals24. Primates25. Great apes26. Hominization and competitive exclusion27. Tool makes28. Language29. Agriculture30. Technology and urbanization31. Philosophy32. The spirit33. Analysing emergences34. Athens and Jerusalem35. Science and religion36. The task ahead. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_019513513X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Morowitz, Harold J.
Published by OUP Oxford (2003)
ISBN 10: 019513513X ISBN 13: 9780195135138
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
HALCYON BOOKS
(LONDON, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description OUP Oxford, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. DISPATCHED FROM THE UK WITHIN 24 HOURS ( BOOKS ORDERED OVER THE WEEKEND DISPATCHED ON MONDAY) BY ROYAL MAIL. ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT BY AIR MAIL. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000467450

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.76
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Morowitz, Harold J.
Published by Oxford University Press (2002)
ISBN 10: 019513513X ISBN 13: 9780195135138
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 019513513X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Morowitz, Harold J.
Published by Oxford University Press, USA (2002)
ISBN 10: 019513513X ISBN 13: 9780195135138
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX019513513X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Morowitz, Harold J.
Published by OUP Oxford (2002)
ISBN 10: 019513513X ISBN 13: 9780195135138
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description OUP Oxford, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 256 pages. 9.75x6.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk019513513X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 25.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.92
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Morowitz, Harold J.
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 019513513X ISBN 13: 9780195135138
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Diafan Media
(Geneva, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 019513513X New Condition *** Right Off the Shelf | Ships within 2 Business Days ~~~ Customer Service Is Our Top Priority! - Thank you for LOOKING :-). Bookseller Inventory # 1BOOK2P110946

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 40.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Morowitz, Harold J.
ISBN 10: 019513513X ISBN 13: 9780195135138
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97801951351381.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 54.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Morowitz, Harold J.
Published by Oxford University Press (2002)
ISBN 10: 019513513X ISBN 13: 9780195135138
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11019513513X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 63.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds