These links require a connection to the Internet.
Astrobiology Institute, NASA
Bacteria, Good and Bad
The BBC sound archive tells me that Hoyle first used the term Big Bang in a broadcast on 6th September 1950, as part of a series of lectures called ‘The Nature of the Universe’ presented on the BBC Home Service.
Climate Change, Driver
E. K. Jessberger, T. Stephan, D. Rost, P. Arndt, M. Maetz, F. J. Stadermann, D. E. Brownlee, J. P. Bradley, G. Kurat (2001). Properties of Interplanetary Dust: Information from Collected Samples, in Grün, E., Gustafson, B.A.S., Dermott, S.F., Fechtig, H. (Eds.) Interplanetary Dust, pp. 253–294, Springer-Verlag
Galaxy, Dwarf Elliptical
Image of Spiral Galaxy M81 Hubble data: NASA, ESA, and A. Zezas (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics); GALEX data: NASA, JPL-Caltech, GALEX Team, J. Huchra et al. (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics); Spitzer data: NASA/JPL/Caltech/Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Modern people seem to originated in Africa about 200 kya
James Lovelock’s books.
Raup, D. & Sepkoski, J. (1982). “Mass extinctions in the marine fossil record”. Science 215: 1501–1503. DOI:10.1126/science.215.4539.1501.
Rohde, R.A. & Muller, R.A. (2005). “Cycles in fossil diversity”. Nature 434: 209-210. DOI:10.1038/nature03339.
Sepkoski, J. (2002) A Compendium of Fossil Marine Animal Genera (eds. Jablonski, D. & Foote, M.) Bull. Am. Paleontol. no. 363 (Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, NY).
The origin of Neandertals by J.J.Hublin published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 2009
Based on Tree of life web project
The website is at http://supernova.lbl.gov/
The paleographic images in this book were generated by TimeTrek, a continental reconstruction animation program.
Universe, Large Scale Structure
Images of formation of filaments and the large-scale structure in the Universe by Andrey Kravtsov (The University of Chicago) and Anatoly Klypin (New Mexico State University) performed at US National Center for Supercomputer Applications. Visualization by Andrey Kravtsov.
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