The Most Intriguing Story Ever Told: A Summary of Scientific Studies About How We Got Here

The Most Intriguing Story Ever Told: A Summary of Scientific Studies About How We Got Here

By: Henry F. Firsching (author)Paperback

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In The Most Intriguing Story Ever Told, F. Henry Firsching tells the story of how we got here, based on a variety of scientific disciplines. Answering age-old questions with realistic answers, Firsching begins with the formation of the universe and follows through time how the Earth developed, how life began and progressed, and discusses the development of modern man and our current civilization.

About Author

F. Henry Firsching is Emeritus Professor, Department of Chemistry, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.


Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 Astronomy: Chapter 5 The Big Bang Chapter 6 The Structure of the Universe Chapter 7 The Origin of the Elements Chapter 8 The Formation of the Earth Chapter 9 The Moon Chapter 10 Geology: Chapter 11 The Age of the Earth Chapter 12 Radioactive Dating Chapter 13 Earth's Internal Heat Chapter 14 Continental Drift Chapter 15 Tides and Glaciers Chapter 16 Biology: Chapter 17 The Theory of Evolution Chapter 18 Probabilities Chapter 19 Mutations Chapter 20 The Origins of Life Chapter 21 The Earliest Life Chapter 22 The Progression of Life Chapter 23 Extraterrestrial Life Chapter 24 Anthropology and Archeology: Chapter 25 Bones and Artifacts Chapter 26 Neanderthal Man Chapter 27 Modern Man Chapter 28 More Genetic Information About the Origin of Man Chapter 29 The Present Chapter 30 The Future: Chapter 31 Astronomy Chapter 32 Geology Chapter 33 Biology Chapter 34 Archeology and Anthropology Chapter 35 Glossary Chapter 36 Index Chapter 37 About the Author

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780761821915
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 136
  • ID: 9780761821915
  • weight: 181
  • ISBN10: 0761821910

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