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Table of Contents
- Title page and Forward
- Table of contents
- The Earth: As You Like It?
- Chapter 1 | The Insignificance of the Earth
- Chapter 2 | The Vastness of Space
- Chapter 3 | The New Math and Some Physics
- Chapter 4 | Interlude: What is Science; What is Life?
- Chapter 5 | Geological Time: So Much, So Little
- Chapter 6 | Inconstant Stars
- Chapter 7 | A Clement Climate
- Chapter 8 | The Earth: A Churning Planet
- Chapter 9 | Biological evolution: Real Correlations and False Coincidences
- Chapter 10 | The trials and tribulations of Mother Earth
- Chapter 11 | Asteroid impacts: Living at Ground Zero
- Chapter 12 | Life on Mars
- Chapter 14 | Little Green Men
- Chapter 13 | More Abodes for Life
- Epilogue: The Morning After 400 Years of Data and Science in Practice