A Journey from the Big Bang to the Big Brain. “Parallel journeys of mind-boggling proportions—a 225-mile raft tour of river runners, and an expertly guided trip back through time to trace our origins. As the author explores such natural wonders as fossils, waterfalls, rapids and stars, he visits nearly every popular science topic… Presented as a day-by-day and mile-by-mile diary, offers intriguing glimpses into the physical, natural, and social sciences, as well as excursions into history, linguistics, and philosophy.” —The New York Times Book Review (for first edition).
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Written in the form of a scientists diary of a two-week float trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. There we find rocks of great age, fossils, dwellings of Stone Age peoples, and experience the land much as our ancestors did during all those untold generations in the dimly remembered world from which we somehow took flight.About the Author:
William H. Calvin is a theoretical neurophysiologist at the University of Washington. He is the author of The Atlantic Monthlys cover story, The Great Climate Flip-Flop, and of ten books, including The Cerebral Code, How Brains Think, The Throwing Madonna, The River that Flows Uphill, The Cerebral Symphony, and co-author of Conversations with Neils Brain and Lingua ex Machina.
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Book Description Macmillan Publishing Company, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0025209205
Book Description Macmillan Publishing Company, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110025209205
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800252092061.0