This book is part of a two-part program focused on the broad theme of “biochemistry
and fine-tuning.” Fitness of the Cosmos for Life began with a symposium
held at Harvard University in October 20031 in honor of the 90th anniversary of
the publication of Lawrence J. Henderson’s The Fitness of the Environment.2 The
symposium was an interdisciplinary, exploratory research meeting of scientists and
other scholars that served as a stimulus for the creative thinking process used in
developing the content of this book.
For some time now, movie marketing has expanded its boundaries beyond discrete
paratexts such as posters, TV ads, trailers, or featurettes, and into such publicity-driven
entities such as “Entertainment News” shows, actual news segments covering movie
premieres or milestones, and other nebulous promotional venues. The digital environment
accelerates such embedments and boundary-crossings. Marketing becomes an
increasingly elusive and crucial subject for film historians interested in ecologies of
This is the second National Council on Radiation Protection and
Measurements (NCRP) report that provides radiation protection
guidance for astronauts working in low-earth orbit. The guidance in
this Report supercedes the radiation exposure limit recommendations
provided in NCRP Report No. 98 that was published in 1989.
Readers may find some of the radiobiological information in Report
No. 98 to continue to be relevant and of interest and, therefore,
Report No. 98 will continue to be available from NCRP Publications.