Parallel Worlds

A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos

Author: Michio Kaku

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307276988

Category: Science

Page: 448

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In this thrilling journey into the mysteries of our cosmos, bestselling author Michio Kaku takes us on a dizzying ride to explore black holes and time machines, multidimensional space and, most tantalizing of all, the possibility that parallel universes may lay alongside our own. Kaku skillfully guides us through the latest innovations in string theory and its latest iteration, M-theory, which posits that our universe may be just one in an endless multiverse, a singular bubble floating in a sea of infinite bubble universes. If M-theory is proven correct, we may perhaps finally find answer to the question, “What happened before the big bang?” This is an exciting and unforgettable introduction into the new cutting-edge theories of physics and cosmology from one of the pre-eminent voices in the field. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Parallel Worlds

A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, And the Future of the Cosmos

Author: Michio Kaku

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 1400033721

Category: Science

Page: 428

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Sheds new light on discoveries that have revolutionized the field of cosmology and transformed understanding of the universe, offering an explanation of the multiverse M-theory and its implications in terms of the fate of our own universe.
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Parallel Worlds

A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimmensions, and the Future of the Cosmos

Author: Michio Kaku

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: 9780385509862

Category: Science

Page: 428

View: 959

Sheds new light on discoveries that have revolutionized the field of cosmology and transformed understanding of the universe, offering an explanation of the multiverse M-theory and its implications in terms of the fate of our own universe.
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Parallel Worlds

An Anthropologist and a Writer Encounter Africa

Author: Alma Gottlieb,Philip Graham

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226305066

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

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This suspenseful and moving memoir of Africa recounts the experiences of Alma Gottlieb, an anthropologist, and Philip Graham, a fiction writer, as they lived in two remote villages in the rain forest of Cote d'Ivoire. With an unusual coupling of first-person narratives, their alternate voices tell a story imbued with sweeping narrative power, humility, and gentle humor. Parallel Worlds is a unique look at Africa, anthropological fieldwork, and the artistic process. "A remarkable look at a remote society [and] an engaging memoir that testifies to a loving partnership . . . compelling."—James Idema, Chicago Tribune
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Parallel Universes

Author: Fred Alan Wolf

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671696017

Category: Science

Page: 351

View: 9425

Explores the degree to which a belief in parallel universes shapes the thinking of contemporary physicists in areas as diverse as relativity, psychology, quantum mechanics, and cosmology
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Parallel Worlds

The Remarkable Gibbs-Hunts and the Enduring (In)significance of Melanin

Author: Adele Logan Alexander

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813929784

Category: History

Page: 416

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When William Henry Hunt married Ida Alexander Gibbs in the spring of 1904, their wedding was a dazzling Washington social event that joined an Oberlin-educated diplomat's daughter and a Wall Street veteran who could trace his lineage to Jamestown. Their union took place in a world of refinement and privilege, but both William and Ida had mixed-race backgrounds, and their country therefore placed severe restrictions on their lives because at that time, "one drop of colored blood" classified anyone as a Negro. This "stain" of melanin pushed the couple's achievements to the margins of American society. Nonetheless, as William followed a career in the foreign service, Ida (whose grandfather was probably Richard Malcolm Johnson, a vice president of the United States) moved in intellectual and political circles that included the likes of Frederick Douglass, J. Pierpont Morgan, Booker T. Washington, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Mary Church Terrell. Born into slavery, William had an adventurous youth, including a brief career as a jockey and an interlude at Williams College; ultimately he succeeded Ida's father as consul. The diplomat's "expatriate" life provided him with a distinguished career and a stage on which to showcase his talents throughout the world, as well as an escape from racial stigmas back home. Free of the diplomatic hindrances her husband faced, Ida advocated openly against race and gender inequities, and was a major participant in W. E. B. Du Bois's post-World-War I Pan-African Congresses which took her to stimulating European capitals that were largely free of racial oppression. In this, William and Ida's unique dual biography, Adele Logan Alexander gracefully traces an extraordinary partnership with a historian's skills and insights. She also presents a nuanced account of the complex impact of race in the early twentieth-century world.
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Parallel Worlds

Genre, Discourse, and Poetics in Contemporary, Colonial, and Classic Maya Literature

Author: Kerry M. Hull,Michael D. Carrasco

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1457117533

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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Despite recent developments in epigraphy, ethnopoetics, and the literary investigation of colonial and modern materials, few studies have compared glyphic texts and historic Maya literatures. Parallel Worlds examines Maya writing and literary traditions from the Classic period until today, revealing remarkable continuities across time. In this volume, contributions from leading scholars in Maya literary studies examine Maya discourse from Classic period hieroglyphic inscriptions to contemporary spoken narratives, focusing on parallelism to unite the literature historically. Contributors take an ethnopoetic approach, examining literary and verbal arts from a historical perspective, acknowledging that poetic form is as important as narrative content in deciphering what these writings reveal about ancient and contemporary worldviews. Encompassing a variety of literary motifs, including humor, folklore, incantation, mythology, and more specific forms of parallelism such as couplets, chiasms, kennings, and hyperbatons, Parallel Worlds is a rich journey through Maya culture and pre-Columbian literature that will be of interest to students and scholars of anthropology, ethnography, Latin American history, epigraphy, comparative literature, language studies, indigenous studies, and mythology.
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Moving Through Parallel Worlds To Achieve Your Dreams

The Epic Guide To Unlimited Power

Author: Kevin L. Michel

Publisher: Michel Leadership

ISBN: 0615872034

Category: Science

Page: 233

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Quantum physics has revealed that objects can exist in more than one location simultaneously, even though the objects are invisible to us in all but one location, that is, parallel universes exist. This is most blatantly revealed in the mind shattering 'double-slit' experiment and is at the core of what is called 'the measurement problem,' in quantum physics. The results are startling, but this is what the science is clearly showing. It is human awareness that causes matter to fix into a single position, and reveal a single reality. The science is showing that at every moment we become aware of our reality, the universe splits into unseen parallel dimensions and we become trapped in just one of these many parallel realities. This is all powerful stuff but what does this mean for our lives? What if you could learn how to access these parallel worlds that are being created? What if you could do what many billionaires and great minds in history have done but have only hinted at. What if you could move through parallel realities in order to achieve unfathomable greatness. Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, Michelangelo, Nikola Tesla, Isaac Newton, John D. Rockefeller and many others all used this quantum mind power that is now available to you. This is one of the most powerful books you shall ever read. With research from quantum physics, psychology, biology and behavioral epigenetics, as well as many great spiritual teachings, 'Moving Through Parallel Worlds' will guide you on a path to achieving your grandest ambitions. The title, 'Moving Through Parallel Worlds To Achieve Your Dreams,' is literal - based on the 'Many Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics,' and it is also a metaphor suggesting positive life transformation. This very night, you shall be reading and then applying the concepts in this book, and that moment will be the starting point of your mastery of wealth, romance, creation, and mastery of all things in the physical world. 'Moving Through Parallel Worlds' draws on science and timeless wisdom, to guide you on a path to unlimited power and enlightenment. 'Moving Through Parallel Worlds To Achieve Your Dreams' will allow you to bridge the discontinuity in your life from the point where you are at right now, to the point where you dream that you can be. This book shall put you into alignment with all that you have imagined possible for yourself and shall show you a path even to that which you may have considered impossible. This book has emerged so that you may be lifted up, and that you may come to realize the power you have to exist in a world that is exactly as you imagine it should be. This is your moment and this book is here, just for you. Enjoy the journey!
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The Hidden Reality

Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos

Author: Brian Greene

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307595250

Category: Science

Page: 384

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The bestselling author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos tackles perhaps the most mind-bending question in modern physics and cosmology: Is our universe the only universe? There was a time when "universe" meant all there is. Everything. Yet, a number of theories are converging on the possibility that our universe may be but one among many parallel universes populating a vast multiverse. Here, Briane Greene, one of our foremost physicists and science writers, takes us on a breathtaking journey to a multiverse comprising an endless series of big bangs, a multiverse with duplicates of every one of us, a multiverse populated by vast sheets of spacetime, a multiverse in which all we consider real are holographic illusions, and even a multiverse made purely of math--and reveals the reality hidden within each. Using his trademark wit and precision, Greene presents a thrilling survey of cutting-edge physics and confronts the inevitable question: How can fundamental science progress if great swaths of reality lie beyond our reach? The Hidden Reality is a remarkable adventure through a world more vast and strange than anything we could have imagined.
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Hyperspace

A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension

Author: Michio Kaku

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198785038

Category: Astrophysics

Page: 384

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Reissued in new covers, this is the run-away bestseller from one of the world's leading theoretical physicists. Are there other dimensions beyond our own? Is time travel possible? Michio Kaku takes us on a tour of the most exciting work in modern physics, including research into the 10th dimension, time warps, and multiple universes, to outline what may be the leading candidate for the Theory of Everything.
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The Lynx and the Telescope

The Parallel Worlds of Cesi and Galileo

Author: Paolo Galluzzi

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900434232X

Category: Science

Page: 540

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The Lynx and the Telescope challenges the traditional interpretation of a programmatic convergence between the visions of Galileo and Cesi’s Academy, while offering a new interpretation of the dynamics that led to the condemnation of Galileo in 1633.
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Parallel Worlds Explored

Author: E. J. Gold

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780895561749

Category: Medical

Page: 314

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"Presents lab notes, dissertations and lectures relating to the development and use of spirit radios and meditation devices covering March, 2009 through May, 2009"--Provided by publisher.
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The Universe Next Door

A Journey through 55 Alternative Realities, Parallel Worlds and Possible Futures

Author: New Scientist

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN: 1473658683

Category: Science

Page: 272

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A journey through 55 alternative realities, parallel worlds and possible futures. It's lucky you're here. But for a series of incredible coincidences and roads not taken, your life could be very different. The same goes for reality. We live in just one of many possible worlds. In others, dinosaurs still rule the Earth, the Russians got to the Moon first, time flows backwards and everyone is vegetarian. And that's just for starters. What if the laws of physics were different? If we really did live in a multiverse? If robots became smarter than us? If humans were wiped off the face of the planet? Join New Scientist on a thrilling journey through these and dozens of other incredible but perfectly possible alternative realities, thought experiments and counterfactual histories -each shining a surprising and unexpected spotlight on life as we know it.
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Parallel Worlds

Poems in Shetlandic and English

Author: Christine De Luca

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 118

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Written in the beautiful Scots of the Shetland Islands - a blend of Old Scots and Norn - the poems in this title evoke a simple and pure way of life. These are poems with a sense of place, sympathy, commitment to language and the urge to celebrate life itself.
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Consciousness and Quantum Mechanics

Life in Parallel Worlds : Miracles of Consciousness from Quantum Reality

Author: Michael B. Mensky

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814291420

Category: Science

Page: 246

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The phenomenon of consciousness includes mysterious aspects providing a basis for many spiritual doctrines (including religions) and psychological practices. These directions of human knowledge are usually considered to contradict the laws of science. However, quantum mechanics ? in a sense, the mysterious direction of science ? allows us to include the phenomena of consciousness and life as well as the relevant phenomena in the sphere of science.Wolfgang Pauli, one of the pioneers of quantum mechanics, together with great psychologist Carl Gustav Jung, guessed about the relation between quantum mechanics and consciousness in the beginning of the twentieth century. However, only ?many-worlds? interpretation of quantum mechanics, proposed in 1957 by Hugh Everett III, gave the real basis for the systematic investigation of this relation.Roger Penrose, one of the apologists of the relation between quantum mechanics and consciousness, claimed in his Last book ?The Road to Reality? that the Everett's interpretation may be estimated only after creating the theory of consciousness. Thereagainst, the author has proposed in 2000 and further elaborates in this book, the so-called Extended Everett's Concept, that allows one to derive the main features of consciousness and super-consciousness (intuition, or direct vision of truth) from quantum mechanics. This is exposed in this book in a form intelligible for a wide audience.
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Paraworld Zero

Author: Matthew Peterson

Publisher: Orchard House Press

ISBN: 9781590924914

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 251

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Simon Kent is just an ordinary 12-year-old trying to cope with the loss of his parents and the bullies at school . . . or so he thinks. After meeting an outspoken girl with strange hair that changes colors with her mood, he is swept into a futuristic world filled with dragonlike creatures, vast technology, and enslaved giants. But Simon also stumbles upon a secret: He can perform magic in this parallel world! While fighting mystical creatures, unraveling an ancient mystery, and even experiencing his first kiss, Simon discovers that he, an outsider from Earth, is the only person who can save the high-tech planet from an impending doom.
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Flatland

A Romance of Many Dimensions

Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: FICTION

Page: 102

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Considered both a satire and a science fiction novella, Abbott's Flatland experiments with the idea of various dimensions in time and space.
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Traveling to Parallel Universes

Author: Trish LeSage

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781475095241

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 92

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The author has re-written her book, "Traveling To Parallel Universes". The new edition of the book is now available. Although some of the content in the second edition is the same, the new book contains more than twice the amount of information than the first edition of the book contained. The new edition of this book is NOT available here on Amazon's website. It is available through Amazon's Create Space. For more information, visit the author's website at http://www.beyond3dbooks.com/about_the_book
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Sufi Ritual

The Parallel Universe

Author: Ian Richard Netton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136833978

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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This study reveals the world of Sufi ritual with particular reference to two major Sufi orders. It examines the ritual and practices of these orders and surveys their organisation and hierarchy, initiation ceremonies, and aspects of their liturgy such as dhikr (litany) and sama (mystical concert). Comparisons are made with the five pillars of Islam (arkan), and the Sufi rituals, together with the arkan, are examined from the perspective of theology, phenomenology, anthropology and semiotics. The work concludes with an examination of the Sufi in the context of alienation. This is a major work which highlights the importance of Sufi ritual and locates it within the broader domain of the Islamic world.
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Parallel Corpora, Parallel Worlds

Selected Papers from a Symposium on Parallel and Comparable Corpora at Uppsala University, Sweden, 22-23 April, 1999

Author: Lars Borin

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042015302

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 220

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From the contents: Stig JOHANSSON: Towards a multilingual corpus for contrastive analysis and translation studies. - Anna SAGVALL HEIN: The PLUG project: parallel corpora in Linkoping, Uppsala, Goteborg: aims and achievements. - Raphael SALKIE: How can linguists profit from parallel corpora? - Trond TROSTERUD: Parallel corpora as tools for investigating and developing minority languages."
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