Author: Martin Rees

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465411143

Category: Science

Page: 528

View: 639

Take a dazzling and expansive look at the universe with this easy-to-follow guide! Universe provides a tour of the cosmos, covering our solar system, the Milky Way, and galaxies beyond our own. With information on the nature of the universe, the study of cosmology, Earth's motion, modern telescopes, and astrophotography, this groundbreaking encyclopedia is a must-have for both students and astronomy enthusiasts. Includes a comprehensive star atlas with entries on each of the 88 constellations and notable celestial objects that lie within them, and a monthly sky guide showing the night sky as it appears throughout the year.

The Universe

Author: Herbert Spencer Zim

Publisher: N.A


Category: Astronomy

Page: 63

View: 7928

Traces the changing concepts and theories of the universe from early myths to scientists' current methods for measuring the distance to and size of other galaxies.

It''s Your Universe

You Have the Power to Make It Happen

Author: Ashley Eckstein

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1368024394

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 3364

Ashley Eckstein grew up inspired by all things Disney. She launched Her Universe, an apparel company catering to fan girls, which has become a preferred partner for Disney and their girl power initiative. In IT'S YOUR UNIVERSE Ashley will use her story as a launching pad to inspire and empower teen girls.

A Universe from Nothing

Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing

Author: Lawrence M. Krauss

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451624476

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 2457

Bestselling author and acclaimed physicist Lawrence Krauss offers a paradigm-shifting view of how everything that exists came to be in the first place. “Where did the universe come from? What was there before it? What will the future bring? And finally, why is there something rather than nothing?” One of the few prominent scientists today to have crossed the chasm between science and popular culture, Krauss describes the staggeringly beautiful experimental observations and mind-bending new theories that demonstrate not only can something arise from nothing, something will always arise from nothing. With a new preface about the significance of the discovery of the Higgs particle, A Universe from Nothing uses Krauss’s characteristic wry humor and wonderfully clear explanations to take us back to the beginning of the beginning, presenting the most recent evidence for how our universe evolved—and the implications for how it’s going to end. Provocative, challenging, and delightfully readable, this is a game-changing look at the most basic underpinning of existence and a powerful antidote to outmoded philosophical, religious, and scientific thinking.

The Remaining

Author: D.J. Molles

Publisher: Orbit

ISBN: 0316404136

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 3994

The first volume in D.J. Molles's bestselling series, now in a special edition with the bonus novella The Remaining: Trust. In a steel-and-lead encased bunker a Special Forces soldier waits on his final orders. On the surface a bacterium has turned 90% of the population into hyper-aggressive predators. Now Captain Lee Harden must leave the bunker and venture into the wasteland to rekindle a shattered America. This is the first novel D.J. Molles's bestselling series: Book 1: The Remaining Book 2: The Remaining: Aftermath Book 3: The Remaining: Refugees Book 4: The Remaining: FracturedBook 5: The Remaining: AllegianceBook 6: The Remaining: Extinction Novella 1: The Remaining: Trust Novella 2: The Remaining: Faith

Theories of the Universe

Author: Milton K. Munitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439119280

Category: Philosophy

Page: 452

View: 8697

The theoretical physicist shares his latest thoughts on the nature of space and time in this anthology of selections from Princeton University Press. Along with eminent colleagues, Hawking extends theoretical frontiers by speculating on the big questions of modern cosmology.

Creation of the Universe

Author: Lizhi Fang,Shu Xian Li

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789971506001

Category: Science

Page: 180

View: 4510

.".. is a worthwhile elementary treatment of the cosmology of the early Universe written with a liveliness and simplicity that will surely encourage students to pursue the subject further.'' John D Barrow Nature, 1989 .".. a superb guide to what is known about cosmology....The authors also leave you with a sense of anticipation and excitement.'' David Hughes New Scientist, 1989 "The book is well written and interesting, particularly in its use of Chinese stories throughout ... The book contains all the standard material found in such texts. The chapters on the thermodynamics of the Universe are particularly good ... this is a first-rate book of its genre and is heartily recommended." Kenneth Dunn Mathematical Reviews, 1993 "The best popular account of the science that explains how the universe can be friendly to life is a book, 'Creation of the Universe', by the Chinese astronomers, Fang Li Zhi and Li Shu Xian. The book was translated into English and published by World Scientific Publishing in 1989. Fang Li Zhi is the famous dissident astronomer now living in exile in the United States. I particularly recommend Chapter 6, with the title 'How Order Was Born of Chaos'. This tells the same story that I am telling you today, but with more detail and more depth." Freeman J Dyson Oppenheimer lecture at University of California, Berkeley Mar 2000

You Are the Universe

Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why It Matters

Author: Deepak Chopra, M.D.,Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D.

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307951855

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 6335

Now a New York Times Bestseller! "A riveting and absolutely fascinating adventure that will blow your mind wide open!" —Dr. Rudolph E. Tanzi Deepak Chopra joins forces with leading physicist Menas Kafatos to explore some of the most important and baffling questions about our place in the world. What happens when modern science reaches a crucial turning point that challenges everything we know about reality? In this brilliant, timely, and practical work, Chopra and Kafatos tell us that we've reached just such a point. In the coming era, the universe will be completely redefined as a "human universe" radically unlike the cold, empty void where human life is barely a speck in the cosmos. You Are the Universe literally means what it says--each of us is a co-creator of reality extending to the vastest reaches of time and space. This seemingly impossible proposition follows from the current state of science, where outside the public eye, some key mysteries cannot be solved, even though they are the very issues that define reality itself: What Came Before the Big Bang? Why Does the Universe Fit Together So Perfectly? Where Did Time Come From? What Is the Universe Made Of? Is the Quantum World Linked to Everyday Life? Do We Live in a Conscious Universe? How Did Life First Begin? “The shift into a new paradigm is happening,” the authors write. “The answers offered in this book are not our invention or eccentric flights of fancy. All of us live in a participatory universe. Once you decide that you want to participate fully with mind, body, and soul, the paradigm shift becomes personal. The reality you inhabit will be yours either to embrace or to change.” What these two great minds offer is a bold, new understanding of who we are and how we can transform the world for the better while reaching our greatest potential.

Poetry of the Universe

Author: Robert Osserman

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307790584

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 6338

In the bestselling literary tradition of Lewis Thomas's Lives of a Cell and James Watson's The Double Helix, Poetry of the Universe is a delightful and compelling narrative charting the evolution of mathematical ideas that have helped to illuminate the nature of the observable universe. In a richly anecdotal fashion, the book explores teh leaps of imagination and vision in mathematics that have helped pioneer our understanding of the world around us.

Programming the Universe

A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes on the Cosmos

Author: Seth Lloyd

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307264718

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 9792

Is the universe actually a giant quantum computer? According to Seth Lloyd, the answer is yes. All interactions between particles in the universe, Lloyd explains, convey not only energy but also information–in other words, particles not only collide, they compute. What is the entire universe computing, ultimately? “Its own dynamical evolution,” he says. “As the computation proceeds, reality unfolds.” Programming the Universe, a wonderfully accessible book, presents an original and compelling vision of reality, revealing our world in an entirely new light. From the Trade Paperback edition.

In Quest of the Universe

Author: Theo Koupelis

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449647944

Category: Science

Page: 615

View: 3637

Designed for the nonscience major, In Quest of the Universe, 7th Edition, is a comprehensive, student-friendly introduction to astronomy.

Across the Universe

Author: Beth Revis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101486085

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 448

View: 1148

Book 1 in the New York Times bestselling trilogy, perfect for fans of Battlestar Gallactica and Passengers! WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO SURVIVE ABOARD A SPACESHIP FUELED BY LIES? Amy is a cryogenically frozen passenger aboard the spaceship Godspeed. She has left her boyfriend, friends--and planet--behind to join her parents as a member of Project Ark Ship. Amy and her parents believe they will wake on a new planet, Centauri-Earth, three hundred years in the future. But fifty years before Godspeed's scheduled landing, cryo chamber 42 is mysteriously unplugged, and Amy is violently woken from her frozen slumber. Someone tried to murder her. Now, Amy is caught inside an enclosed world where nothing makes sense. Godspeed's 2,312 passengers have forfeited all control to Eldest, a tyrannical and frightening leader. And Elder, Eldest's rebellious teenage heir, is both fascinated with Amy and eager to discover whether he has what it takes to lead. Amy desperately wants to trust Elder. But should she put her faith in a boy who has never seen life outside the ship's cold metal walls? All Amy knows is that she and Elder must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets before whoever woke her tries to kill again.

Life in the Universe

From the Miller Experiment to the Search for Life on other Worlds

Author: Joseph Seckbach,Julian Chela-Flores,Tobias Owen,FRANCOIS Raulin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402023712

Category: Science

Page: 387

View: 8333


The Origin and Evolution of the Universe

Author: Ben Zuckerman,Matthew Arnold Malkan

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763700300

Category: Science

Page: 152

View: 1109

The beginning of time has always been a basic question for any undergraduate student, and it is also a question that intrigues current researchers in astronomy. This text provides an introduction to current thought in this expanding field by presenting the excitement of the latest discoveries in the larger context of cosmic evolution. The distinguished contributors are leading researchers at the cutting edge of their fields, and they excel in explaining these subjects to a general audience. Contributors include Fred C. Adams, Alan Dressler, Alexei V. Filippenko, Andrei Linde, Christopher P. McCay, Virginia Trimble, and Edward L. Wright.

The Large Scale Structure of the Universe

Author: Malcolm S. Longair,J. Einasto

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789027708953

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 4774

The significance of the present IAU symposium, "The Large Scale Structure of the Universe", fortunately requires no elaboration by the editors. The quality of the wide range of observational and theoretical astrophysics contained in this volume speaks for itself. The published version of the proceedings contains all the contributions presented at the symposium with the exception of the introductory lecture by V. A. Ambartsumian. Contributed papers, short contributions and discussions have been included according to the recommendations of the IAU. Many people contributed to the success of the symposium. First of all, thanks are due to the USSR Academy of Sciences and to the Estonian Academy of Sciences for sponsoring this symposium in Tallinn. The efforts of Academician K. Rebane, President of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, are particularly appreciated. The astronomical hosts of the symposium were the members of the W. Struve Astrophysical Observatory of Tartu who made outstanding efforts to lavish participants with Estonian hospitality which was greatly appreciated and enjoyed by them and their guests. The members of the Scientific and Local Organising Committees are listed below and we thank all of them for their contributions which were central to the success of the symposium. In addition are listed members of the Technical Organising Committee who were responsible for all details of the organisation and whose vigilance ensured that all aspects of the symposium ran smoothly and efficiently. Their contributions are all gratefully acknowledged.

The Expanding Universe

Astronomy's 'Great Debate', 1900-1931

Author: Robert W. Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521232120

Category: Science

Page: 220

View: 3522

This book analyses, with archival evidence, the three major changes to astronomers' theories between 1900 and 1931.


Stunning Satellite Imagery from Outer Space

Author: Heather Couper

Publisher: Thunder Bay Press (CA)

ISBN: 9781592236992

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 3810

- Transports the reader out or this world with a pictorial journey through the universe that shows us such startling sights as butterfly nebulae, sun plasma loops, gas pillars, young stars, and whole galaxies.- Introductory text to each chapter and detailed extended captions explain both the content of the pictures and the means by which it was captured. An essential guide for any aspiring astronomer!

Masks of the Universe

Changing Ideas on the Nature of the Cosmos

Author: Edward Harrison

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139437424

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 9601

To the ancient Greeks the universe consisted of earth, air, fire, and water. To Saint Augustine it was the Word of God. To many modern scientists it is the dance of atoms and waves, and in years to come it may be different again. What then is the real Universe? History shows that in every age each society constructs its own universe, believing it to be the real and final Universe. Yet each universe is only a model or mask of the unknown Universe. Originally published in 2003, this book brings together fundamental scientific, philosophical, and religious issues in cosmology, raising thought-provoking questions. In every age people have pitied the universes of their ancestors, convinced that they have at last discovered the ultimate truth. Does the modern model stand at the threshold of discovering everything, or will it, like all the rest, come to be pitied?