The Science of Our World
One of the most interesting books to hit the shelves in recent years is The Science of Our World by best-selling author Rebecca Thompson. She has written several scientific bestsellers, including Fire, Ice, and Physics, The Elegant Universe, and The Fabric of the Cosmos. A PhD in physics, she also holds an interest in Game of Thrones and science fiction. Her books are based on her extensive research into science.
Among her favorite subjects are the history of the universe and the nature of space and time. In a series of interviews with leading scientists, she discusses topics ranging from climate change to the future of human civilization. These interviews are accompanied by footage from the Emmy Award-winning Netflix documentary series Our Planet. David Attenborough also shares his thoughts on our planet’s biodiversity and issues relating to the future of humanity.
Whether you are a scientist or not, it is impossible to appreciate the amazing physical universe we live in without knowing the fundamentals. Fortunately, the sciences are full of tools to help us understand this planet we call home.
Despite all of our knowledge and advances in technology, we still don’t know exactly how life began on our planet. Many of our hypotheses are still speculative. Yet, our understanding of the evolution of the universe and our knowledge of the chemical components of RNA and DNA have led some scientists to conclude that early versions of simple cells may have existed.
There are three major areas of study in the Earth sciences: geophysics, geology, and biology. Geophysics deals with the structure of the Earth. Geology deals with the processes and changes that occur on the planet. Biology, in turn, is the study of life on the planet. And since human actions are responsible for most of the global environmental changes, it is important for scientists to understand how these two interrelated fields work together.
Scientists study the Earth’s environment and its evolution in order to determine how it affects humans and other life on the planet. Earth science is crucial for the continued survival of the species on this planet. To maintain the health of our ecosystem, earth scientists also look for ways to protect the environment. They identify natural hazards and search for fuels and materials that can be used for energy.
The DNA sequence that makes up the human genome predates modern biotechnology by several hundred years. However, the discovery of its structure changed our perception of the human body and our ability to develop new products and services. This discovery was made possible by the revolutionary work of Darwin, Mendel, and other pioneers of biological science.
The theory of natural selection, developed by Darwin, reveals complex interdependencies between the Earth’s biosphere, climate, and other physical environments. The theory of evolution has also revealed a great deal about how the Earth changes. Rather than a simple linear progression, the process has changed in radical ways, from the days of Newton to Einstein.