The following two articles will be discussed in class on January 27 as
group presentations. Everyone does this assignment and hands in as group
work. For each reading, one group volunteers to present the group answer
1 and excerpts from : Coevolution of Climate and life by Stephen Schneider
and Randi Londer (Sierra Club, San Francisco, 1984)
of Life in the Universe", Lawrence M. Krauss and Glenn P. Starkman,
Scientific American, November 1999
an outline of the chapter as a list of important points as they relate
to our understanding of the evolution of earth's climate and life.
the two readings make concept maps or other representations that represent
the key idea of the articles. (Inspiration Software to help you draw
concept maps is available in the Cyert cluster.) For example, you might
want to see if you can map most of the ideas from the "Climate and Life"
chapter using an enlarged version of Figure 1.1 and indexing beside
it the various salient facts and events instead of drawing a concept
a list of concepts that you need to understand and questions that you
need to ask in order to understand the readings fully.