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Our Origins

Our Origins
Discovering Physical Anthropology

by Clark Spencer Larsen

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release : 2017-04-04
  • Pages : 600
  • ISBN : 9780393614008
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Our Origins, Fourth Edition, helps students engage with the "big picture" of human evolution. Innovative media, photorealistic art, rigorously current content, new animations, new custom-produced Anthropology Matters videos, and InQuizitive adaptive learning deliver everything needed to teach a state-of-the-art class.

Origins

Origins
The Scientific Story of Creation

by Jim Baggott

  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 2015-10-08
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 0191017345
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What is life? Where do we come from and how did we evolve? What is the universe and how was it formed? What is the nature of the material world? How does it work? How and why do we think? What does it mean to be human? How do we know? There are many different versions of our creation story. This book tells the version according to modern science. It is a unique account, starting at the Big Bang and travelling right up to the emergence of humans as conscious intelligent beings, 13.8 billion years later. Chapter by chapter, it sets out the current state of scientific knowledge: the origins of space and time; energy, mass, and light; galaxies, stars, and our sun; the habitable earth, and complex life itself. Drawing together the physical and biological sciences, Baggott recounts what we currently know of our history, highlighting the questions science has yet to answer.

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Origins, Roadmap for the Office of Space Science Origins Theme
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by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 47
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Human Origins

The Human Origins
A Book

by Valentin Matcas

  • Publisher : Valentin Leonard Matcas
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN : 1370947135
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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There is more to the human origins, development, intelligence, and civilization than the epic debate Creationism versus Evolution, simply because there is more to the human condition than what authorities and ideologies determine you to accept today. Therefore, when you study the human origins, you have to expand your research beyond the moment when the first humans detached themselves from the firmament or previous species, since there are other significant events in Humanity’s lifespan and achievement defining its timeline. You have to study everything, otherwise you risk understanding these significant events only from simplistic empirical or ideological perspectives, and so you end up learning what you already know while following the crowd throughout unending debates. What you want to learn is the truth, since you are already familiar with all theories, beliefs, and debates regarding the human origins. When you seek to understand the human origins, you seek to understand the origins of life, the nature and origins of this world we call Reality, the nature of the human higher self and intelligence, the origins and debut of human consciousness and intelligent thinking, along with all details related to the Creator of this world, to Life, and to Humankind. While it is relevant to know how all these affect you personally, how they affect your family, your genetic line, and your nation, how your family and genetic line originate, where and how it happened, under what circumstances, and with what status and privileges for you, for your family, for your nation and for the humankind, and this is exactly what we cover throughout this book, in all details and from all perspectives. This book studies the human origins, along with the origins of life, human intelligence, human species, human development, human society, human current civilization and various past civilizations of Earth, integrating humans, their origins, and their original conditions in an elaborate comprehensive model.

Origin Unknown

Origin Unknown
A Book

by Oliver Rohe

  • Publisher : Deep Vellum Publishing
  • Release : 2013-07-16
  • Pages : 99
  • ISBN : 156478973X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Oliver Rohe's first novel is a word-crazed monologue in the mind of a man named Selber flying back to his wartorn native country for the first time in years. Grappling with his fear of flying and increasingly possessed by reminiscences of his long-dead childhood friend Roman, the narrator begins to wonder if any of his thoughts, or the decisions he has made in his life, are truly his own. From meditations upon loss, violence, repetition, and individuality, to explicit homages to the works of Thomas Benhard, Without Origin is a remarkable and incisive debut.

Origins

Origins
A Book

by Michael I. Hartman

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 0557458986
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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50 Great Myths of Human Evolution

50 Great Myths of Human Evolution
Understanding Misconceptions about Our Origins

by John H. Relethford

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2016-12-19
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN : 1119308038
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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50 Great Myths of Human Evolution uses common misconceptions to explore basic theory and research in human evolution and strengthen critical thinking skills for lay readers and students. Examines intriguing—yet widely misunderstood—topics, from general ideas about evolution and human origins to the evolution of modern humans and recent trends in the field Describes what fossils, archaeology, and genetics can tell us about human origins Demonstrates the ways in which science adapts and changes over time to incorporate new evidence and better explanations Includes myths such as “Humans lived at the same time as dinosaurs;” “Lucy was so small because she was a child;” “Our ancestors have always made fire;” and “There is a strong relationship between brain size and intelligence” Comprised of stand-alone essays that are perfect for casual reading, as well as footnotes and references that allow readers to delve more deeply into topics

Photography and Its Origins

Photography and Its Origins
A Book

by Tanya Sheehan,Andres Zervigon

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-11-20
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 1317578961
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Recent decades have seen a flourishing interest in and speculation about the origins of photography. Spurred by rediscoveries of ‘first’ photographs and proclamations of photography’s death in the digital age, scholars have been rethinking who and what invented the medium. Photography and Its Origins reflects on this interest in photography’s beginnings by reframing it in critical and specifically historiographical terms. How and why do we write about the origins of the medium? Whom or what do we rely on to construct those narratives? What’s at stake in choosing to tell stories of photography’s genesis in one way or another? And what kind of work can those stories do? Edited by Tanya Sheehan and Andrés Mario Zervigón, this collection of 16 original essays, illustrated with 32 colour images, showcases prominent and emerging voices in the field of photography studies. Their research cuts across disciplines and methodologies, shedding new light on old questions about histories and their writing. Photography and Its Origins will serve as a valuable resource for students and scholars in art history, visual and media studies, and the history of science and technology.

Path of the Novice Mystic

Path of the Novice Mystic
Maintaining a Beginner's Heart and Mind

by Paul Dunion

  • Publisher : Greenleaf Book Group
  • Release : 2013-10-01
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN : 1938416406
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Path of the Novice Mystic provides a unique look into the world of secular mysticism. Dr. Paul Dunion suggests that peace comes when we accept the world’s inherent uncertainties and begin to approach life with elevated curiosity and enthusiasm. Dunion guides you toward maintaining a heightened level of mindfulness in everyday life. He shows how the simple act of being fully present and cultivating a soul practice opens the gates to unity—the essence of the novice secular mystic and the key to finding depth and meaning in life. While his instruction is clear, Dunion does not suggest a cure-all formula. Rather, he encourages honest self-examination and arms you with thoughtful questions that will incite true personal reflection, thereby allowing you to develop a personal philosophy. With this unique blend of psychology, philosophy, and spirituality, Path of the Novice Mystic is sure to open the heart and mind to a more enriching way of life.

Zecharia Sitchin and the Extraterrestrial Origins of Humanity

Zecharia Sitchin and the Extraterrestrial Origins of Humanity
A Book

by M. J. Evans

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2016-05-17
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1591432561
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An in-depth analysis of Sitchin’s revelations about the Anunnaki, early humanity, and Earth’s future • Examines Sitchin’s research into the Anunnaki arrival on Earth, the lineage of the Nefilim, their space travel technology, and their creation of modern humans • Written by longtime Sitchin friend and colleague M. J. Evans, Ph.D., and draws upon her research and personal discussions with Sitchin • Explores the lust and lovemaking relationships of the Nefilim and suggests we inherited our warlike and love making tendencies from them Known for his provocative interpretations of ancient Sumerian and Akkadian clay tablets, Zecharia Sitchin (1920-2010) read the words of our most ancient ancestors as fact and, through decades of meticulous research, showed that these ancient tablets revealed a coherent narrative about the extraterrestrial inhabitants of Earth and the origins of modern humanity. Drawing upon her many conversations with Zecharia Sitchin over nearly 20 years, M. J. Evans, Ph.D., longtime Sitchin friend and colleague, provides an in-depth analysis of Sitchin’s revelations about the Anunnaki, focusing on Anunnaki activities on Earth and Earth’s future. She explores the genesis of Sitchin’s interest in the Nefilim, the leaders of the Anunnaki, and the controversy caused by the publication of Sitchin’s first book, The 12th Planet. She examines Sitchin’s research into the Nefilim family tree, the Anunnaki arrival on Earth to mine gold to repair the atmosphere on their planet, Nibiru, and their creation of modern humans as workers for their mines and to build their civilization on Earth. She shows how, in the context of 21st-century technological capabilities, Sitchin’s work casts a different light on ancient events, with implications for our future. The author reveals the details of the love and lust proclivities of the Nefilim gods Anu, Enlil, and Enki and the goddess Ishtar/Inanna and shows how we inherited these tendencies from our Anunnaki creators as well as their use of war for problem solving. Concluding with an examination of Sitchin’s prediction of a nuclear event on Earth in 2024 AD, she shows how we would be repeating the aggressive warlike behaviors of our Anunnaki creators, who may very well become our saviors when Nibiru next returns to our solar system.

Origin

Origin
A Book

by Jennifer L. Armentrout

  • Publisher : Entangled: Teen
  • Release : 2013-08-27
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1622660765
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Book Four of the bestselling Lux series Daemon will do anything to get Katy back. After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he's facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure. All Katy can do is survive. Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don't seem entirely crazy, but the group's goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen? Together, they can face anything. But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on? And will they even be together? Read the entire bestselling series! #1: Obsidian (from Katy's point of view) #2: Onyx (from Katy's point of view) #3: Opal (from Katy's point of view) #4: Origin #5: Opposition Oblivion (Books 1-3 from Daemon's point of view) CAN BE READ FIRST OR AFTER KATY'S POV! Prequel: Shadows (Dawson's story)

Origins

Origins
A Book

by Kyle West

  • Publisher : Ragnarok Press
  • Release : 2013-04-27
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Find the Black Files, or humanity falls. Alex never thought he'd be recruited for a mission to save humanity. He's learned a lot as since leaving Bunker 108, but the horrors of the Wasteland aren't through with him yet. When the team risks everything to go after the Black Files, there's no going back. The Great Blight will prove the toughest obstacle yet, with nearly impassable terrain guarded by the virus's spawn. Alex and the crew must battle for their lives at every turn. Can they make it to Bunker One, and can the Black Files reveal how to stop the xenovirus? Keywords: post apocalyptic, apocalypse, zombies, wasteland, monsters, virus, invasion, dystopian, adventure, action

The Antebellum Origins of the Modern Constitution

The Antebellum Origins of the Modern Constitution
Slavery and the Spirit of the American Founding

by Simon J. Gilhooley

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2020-10-29
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1108853412
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book argues that conflicts over slavery and abolition in the early American Republic generated a mode of constitutional interpretation that remains powerful today: the belief that the historical spirit of founding holds authority over the current moment. Simon J. Gilhooley traces how debates around the existence of slavery in the District of Columbia gave rise to the articulation of this constitutional interpretation, which constrained the radical potential of the constitutional text. To reconstruct the origins of this interpretation, Gilhooley draws on rich sources that include historical newspapers, pamphlets, and congressional debates. Examining free black activism in the North, Abolitionism in the 1830s, and the evolution of pro-slavery thought, this book shows how in navigating the existence of slavery in the District and the fundamental constitutional issue of the enslaved's personhood, Antebellum opponents of abolition came to promote an enduring but constraining constitutional imaginary.

Mysteries

Mysteries
Discovering Our Origins to Reach the Destiny We Have Chosen for Ourselves

by Xander Vitto

  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release : 2014-10-27
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9781502985767
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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If we know the origin of our journey we are sure to reach the destiny we have chosen for ourselves. If we are not concerned about our history and our past, our future will be lost. So it is high time that all of us should develop an interest into our past and look for our own self the wonders which belong to each one of us. We all have inherited these riches and we all have to protect it. The journey of time has left us this heritage. We as a human race must pass forward this torch of human excellence. Read this book and allow the past to open door for our future.

On the Origin of Stories

On the Origin of Stories
Evolution, Cognition, and Fiction

by Brian Boyd

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2010-11-15
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 0674057112
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A century and a half after the publication of Origin of Species, evolutionary thinking has expanded beyond the field of biology to include virtually all human-related subjects—anthropology, archeology, psychology, economics, religion, morality, politics, culture, and art. Now a distinguished scholar offers the first comprehensive account of the evolutionary origins of art and storytelling. Brian Boyd explains why we tell stories, how our minds are shaped to understand them, and what difference an evolutionary understanding of human nature makes to stories we love. Art is a specifically human adaptation, Boyd argues. It offers tangible advantages for human survival, and it derives from play, itself an adaptation widespread among more intelligent animals. More particularly, our fondness for storytelling has sharpened social cognition, encouraged cooperation, and fostered creativity. After considering art as adaptation, Boyd examines Homer’s Odyssey and Dr. Seuss’s Horton Hears a Who! demonstrating how an evolutionary lens can offer new understanding and appreciation of specific works. What triggers our emotional engagement with these works? What patterns facilitate our responses? The need to hold an audience’s attention, Boyd underscores, is the fundamental problem facing all storytellers. Enduring artists arrive at solutions that appeal to cognitive universals: an insight out of step with contemporary criticism, which obscures both the individual and universal. Published for the bicentenary of Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of Origin of Species, Boyd’s study embraces a Darwinian view of human nature and art, and offers a credo for a new humanism.

Thucydides and the Philosophical Origins of History

Thucydides and the Philosophical Origins of History
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by Darien Shanske

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2006-10-09
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1139460730
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book addresses the question of how and why history begins with the work of Thucydides. The History of the Peloponnesian War is distinctive in that it is a prose narrative, meant to be read rather than performed. It focuses on the unfolding of contemporary great power politics to the exclusion of almost all other elements of human life, including the divine. The power of Thucydides' text has never been attributed either to the charm of its language or to the entertainment value of its narrative, or to some personal attribute of the author. In this study, Darien Shanske analyzes the difficult language and structure of Thucydides' History and argues that the text has drawn in so many readers into its distinctive world view precisely because of its kinship to the contemporary language and structure of Classical Tragedy. This kinship is not merely a matter of shared vocabulary or even aesthetic sensibility. Rather, it is grounded in a shared philosophical position, in particular on the polemical metaphysics of Heraclitus.

The Origin of Stars

The Origin of Stars
A Book

by Michael D Smith

  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release : 2004-10-21
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1783260548
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Where do stars come from and how do they form? These are profound questions which link the nature of our Universe to the roots of mankind. Yet, until a recent revolution in understanding, the proposed answers have been raw speculation. Now, accompanying penetrating observations, a new picture has come into prominence. This book presents the latest astounding observations and scientific ideas covering star formation, star birth and early development. It encompasses all aspects, from the dramatic stories of individual objects, to the collective influence of entire stellar systems. The very first stars to come into existence and the nurturing of planets are discussed to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview. Presenting background information with only the essential mathematics, this book will appeal to scientists wishing to expand their horizons, students seeking solid foundations, and general readers with enquiring minds. Contents:The Physics and ChemistryThe CloudsCloud Formation, Evolution and DestructionTurbulenceThe CollapseThe Magnetic MediationThe BirthThe Young StarsJets and OutflowsMassive StarsThe DistributionsCosmological Star Formation Readership: Students, instructors, researchers and general readers with an interest in astrophysics, astronomy and cosmology. Key Features:Presents in concise and readable form the story of star formation, and the revelations that have shaken the foundations of the subjectProvides the knowledge essential for an understanding of the construction of stars of all typesIncludes introductions and summaries that will make the subject accessible to a broad audienceKeywords:Stars;Stellar Evolution;The Universe;Clusters;Protostars;Galaxies;Starbursts;Magnetic Field;Complex Systems;Fluid DynamicsReviews:“This book has a readable style … it should be accessible to readers with a variety of scientific backgrounds, and to advanced undergraduates. It will be particularly useful as an introduction to the subject for first year research students in astrophysics. The book is recommended reading for anyone with an interest in the subject.”Professor David Williams University College London “Overall, this is a good read, and as clear a picture of the field as his target readership is likely to get at the moment. I recommend it as ancillary reading in first- and second-year courses, or as an introduction for a junior-honours course.”The Observatory Magazine

Survival of the Friendliest

Survival of the Friendliest
Understanding Our Origins and Rediscovering Our Common Humanity

by Brian Hare,Vanessa Woods

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2020-07-14
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0399590676
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A powerful new theory of human nature suggests that our secret to success as a species is our unique friendliness “Brilliant, eye-opening, and absolutely inspiring—and a riveting read. Hare and Woods have written the perfect book for our time.”—Cass R. Sunstein, author of How Change Happens and co-author of Nudge For most of the approximately 300,000 years that Homo sapiens have existed, we have shared the planet with at least four other types of humans. All of these were smart, strong, and inventive. But around 50,000 years ago, Homo sapiens made a cognitive leap that gave us an edge over other species. What happened? Since Charles Darwin wrote about “evolutionary fitness,” the idea of fitness has been confused with physical strength, tactical brilliance, and aggression. In fact, what made us evolutionarily fit was a remarkable kind of friendliness, a virtuosic ability to coordinate and communicate with others that allowed us to achieve all the cultural and technical marvels in human history. Advancing what they call the “self-domestication theory,” Brian Hare, professor in the department of evolutionary anthropology and the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at Duke University and his wife, Vanessa Woods, a research scientist and award-winning journalist, shed light on the mysterious leap in human cognition that allowed Homo sapiens to thrive. But this gift for friendliness came at a cost. Just as a mother bear is most dangerous around her cubs, we are at our most dangerous when someone we love is threatened by an “outsider.” The threatening outsider is demoted to sub-human, fair game for our worst instincts. Hare’s groundbreaking research, developed in close coordination with Richard Wrangham and Michael Tomasello, giants in the field of cognitive evolution, reveals that the same traits that make us the most tolerant species on the planet also make us the cruelest. Survival of the Friendliest offers us a new way to look at our cultural as well as cognitive evolution and sends a clear message: In order to survive and even to flourish, we need to expand our definition of who belongs.

Micrometeorites and the Mysteries of Our Origins

Micrometeorites and the Mysteries of Our Origins
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by M. Maurette

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2007-05-22
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN : 3540343350
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Gives the first a coherent and comprehensive account of how meteorites may have brought the seeds of life to Earth. Embedds specific results within a broader framework that considers the creation and evolution of the Early Earth. Provides experienced researchers with a modern and compact reference, as well as a source of material for lectures in this field.

The Origins of Life

The Origins of Life
From the Birth of Life to the Origin of Language

by John Maynard Smith,Eors Szathmary

  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 2000-03-16
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN : 0191604216
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this fascinating book, John Maynard Smith and Eors Szathmary present an original picture of evolution. They propose that during evolution there have been a number of major transitions in the way in which information is passed between generations. These transitions include the appearance of the first replicating molecules, the emergence of co-operative animal societies, and the unique language ability of humans. Containing many new ideas, this book is contemporary biology on the grandest scale, from the birth of life to the origin of language.