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Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs - The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe

Lisa Randall

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In this brilliant exploration of our cosmic environment, the renowned particle physicist and New York Times bestselling author of Warped Passages and Knocking on Heaven's Door uses her research into dark matter to illuminate the startling connections between the furthest reaches of space and life here on Earth. Sixty-six million years ago, an object the size of a city descended from space to crash into Earth, creating a devastating cataclysm that killed off the dinosaurs, along with three-quarters of the other species on the planet. What was its origin? In Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs, Lisa Randall proposes it was a comet that was dislodged from its orbit as the Solar System passed through a disk of dark matter embedded in the Milky Way. In a sense, it might have been dark matter that killed the dinosaurs. Working through the background and consequences of this proposal, Randall shares with us the latest findings-established and speculative-regarding the nature and role of dark matter and the origin of the Universe, our galaxy, our Solar System, and life, along with the process by which scientists explore new concepts. In Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs, Randall tells a breathtaking story that weaves together the cosmos' history and our own, illuminating the deep relationships that are critical to our world and the astonishing beauty inherent in the most familiar things.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Carrington MacDuffie

Length:

12h 32m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

19:59


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:16


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

24:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:12


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

40:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

33:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

39:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

45:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

44:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

29:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

50:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:02:46


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

37:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

30:14


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

35:40


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

36:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

27:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

23:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

32:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

33:55


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

34:33


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

00:30