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Living with the StarsHow the Human Body is Connected to the Life Cycles of the Earth, the Planets, and the Stars$
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Karel Schrijver and Iris Schrijver

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198727439

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727439.001.0001

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Stardust in Flux

Stardust in Flux

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Living with the Stars

Karel Schrijiver

Iris Schrijiver

Oxford University Press

This chapter jolts our view of ourselves into a new perspective: we are not merely living in a complex world, but we are an intimately connected part of it. Virtually all parts of our transient bodies are being rebuilt every instant of our lives. As we strive to understand the connectedness with the biosphere, the solar system, and the universe, it becomes clear that the network of scientific disciplines needed to research this is equally intertwined and always changing. These interconnected sciences reveal how much our existence depends on the world around us: nature is not just out there to be looked at or exploited by us as unattached bystanders, but is inextricably linked to our very well-being and survival

Keywords:   science, biosphere, connectedness, stardust, scientist, scientific discipline

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