Winner of the 2019 Phi Beta Kappa Award for Science "A valuable perspective on the most important problem of our time." —Adam Becker, NPR Light of the Stars tells the story of humanity’s coming of age as we realize we might not be alone ...
Author: Adam Frank
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Winner of the 2019 Phi Beta Kappa Award for Science "A valuable perspective on the most important problem of our time." —Adam Becker, NPR Light of the Stars tells the story of humanity’s coming of age as we realize we might not be alone in this universe. Astrophysicist Adam Frank traces the question of alien life from the ancient Greeks to modern thinkers, and he demonstrates that recognizing the possibility of its existence might be the key to save us from climate change. With clarity and conviction, Light of the Stars asks the consequential question: What can the likely presence of life on other planets tell us about our own fate?
Light. of. Stars. AS THEY LURCHED THROUGH THE GATE THAT PASSED
behind the veil of the stars, at once a husk of their being was stripped off and this
husk itself reeled about in the flickering and streaming environment to gaze back
Author: Scott Elliot Hicks
Publisher: Virtualbookworm Publishing
Can a young man racing through the infinite dimensions of time save the cosmos from the evil Zarai? Will his faithful companions betray him in the final decisive battle? War has engulfed the land of Vasilion. Haldor de Morting, the son of a manor lord, is racing through the countryside to unearth the enemy's plan of attack with a group of faithful companions. To make their way home, they will have to fight through the deadly ranks of a fearsome army. Some of the heroes will not survive. At the most desperate moment in the battle to save his homeland, Haldor is whisked away to another dimension, where he encounters strange beings, unearthly vistas, and wise counselors, who band together on a cosmic mission to overcome the two rays of evil, and discover the second foundation stone. He will meet XW3, the serpentine creature who lives in tenfold time; the beautiful warrior, Elephyre, princess of the Tiri, as well as Zetlakytyl, the giant Fire-Lord of Wundu-Galat who fought in the Second Battle at the beginning of creation. But can any of their vast powers save Haldor from the terrible emissaries of the Zarai, who seek to destroy him? Can they save him from the vision of his own self in the depths of time?
Volume Two continues where Part One left offwithin the areas of the zodiac and astro-theology.
Author: Thomas H. Burgoyne
Publisher: Book Tree
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Volume Two continues where Part One left offwithin the areas of the zodiac and astro-theology. Advanced information, at a higher level than Volume One. Contains more information on astrology than any book you are likely to see. It is a small occult library in itself, commonly used as a text for esoteric knowledge, whether alone or part of a group. Both books contain spiritual truths not found elsewhere, mostly concerning mans place in the universe, both here and after death.
The rods are more sensitive than the cones to dim light ( Fig . 14 ) . Starlight seen
with the unaided eye activates the rods but does not activate the cones to the
same degree . Thus the colour of the stars is cloaked by a physiological
Author: David Malin
Publisher: CUP Archive
"Colours of the stars uses spectacular photography to shw the coulours of stars, galaxies, and nebulae." -- dust jacket.
"Low on fuel and hunted by the Fleet of Knives, the sentient warship Trouble Dog follows a series of clues that lead her to the Intrusion - an area of space where reality itself becomes unstable.
Author: Gareth L. Powell
Publisher: Titan Books
BSFA Award-winning author Gareth L. Powell delivers an explosive conclusion to his epic Embers of War trilogy. Low on fuel and hunted by the Fleet of Knives, the sentient warship Trouble Dog follows a series of clues that lead her to the Intrusion--an area of space where reality itself becomes unstable. But with human civilisation crumbling, what difference can one battered old ship have against an invincible armada? Meanwhile, Cordelia Pa and her step-brother eke out their existence salvaging artefacts from an alien city. But when Cordelia starts hearing the city's song in her head, strange things start happening around her. What extraordinary affinity does she have for this abandoned technology, and how can it possibly help the Trouble Dog? Award-winning author Gareth L. Powell delivers an explosive conclusion to his epic Embers of War trilogy.
The adobe walls resembled a hall in an ancient feudal castle, stone-floored,
stone-walled, with great darkened rafters running across the ceiling. The few
articles of furniture were worn out and sadly dilapidated. Light flooded into the
room from ...
Author: Zane Grey
Publisher: The Floating Press
A classic Western story that inspired no fewer than three different filmed versions, The Light of Western Stars tells the tale of Madeline Hammond, a wealthy young woman from the high society of the East Coast who seeks a change of pace in the rowdy Wild West. She finds out a lot about herself -- and finds true love in the process. The book's gorgeous descriptions of the Western landscape and life on the ranch have enthralled generations of Zane Grey fans.
Every modern convenience, even to hot and cold running water and acetylene light, had been installed; and the whole interior painted and carpentered and
furnished. The ideal sought had not been luxury, but comfort. Every door into the
Author: Zane Grey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 - October 23, 1939) was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories that presented an idealized image of the American frontier, including the novel Riders of the Purple Sage, his bes selling book. This is one of his stories.
This book has family stories that date back from 1875 to the present. Stories that took place at the rancherías (rural settlements) in the region of los Altos de Jalisco, Mexico, during and after the Cristero revolution. It recounts the ways of living, celebrations, and disciplines passed on from one generation to the next. The experiences of immigrant people and the challenges and opportunities they encounter in the United States. It talks about the pain families experience when they lose a loved one in another country and cannot physically be by their side. This book depicts the story of an unexpected accident and what happens in the “unconscious” mind of a dying person. It talks about how some human beings see life and death. There are testimonies of people who had dared to dream and achieve their dreams. A large family learned to heal the wounds from their past and it shares how they live after accomplishing their emotional healing.
Author: Jamie Langston TurnerPublish On: 2007-06-01
Author: Jamie Langston Turner
Publisher: Baker Books
Beyond the Sorrow, Belief Awaited.... Catherine had vowed long ago to be the kind of mother she'd never known herself, but somewhere along the way things became muddled. One by one her three children rebelled, leaving her outwardly perfect family in disarray. As if their household isn't disrupted enough, Catherine's strange sister-in-law moves in--uninvited. Into the chaos steps a new neighbor, as different from Catherine as any woman could be. Catherine is both appalled and fascinated by the unique way Barb's family interprets life's trials, and she is inexplicably drawn to them. When tragedy strikes, she finds herself longing to discover the secret to their joyful, contented lives. A Christy Award Finalist
INTRODUCTION Eclipsing Variables - What They can Tell Us and What We can
do with Them The aim of the present book will be to provide an introduction to the
interpretation of the observed light changes of eclipsing binary stars and their ...
Author: Zdenek Kopal
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Eclipsing Variables - What They can Tell Us and What We can do with Them The aim of the present book will be to provide an introduction to the inter pretation of the observed light changes of eclipsing binary stars and their analysis for the elements of the respective systems. Whenever we study the properties of any celestial body - be it a planet or a star - all information we wish to gain can reach us through two different channels: their gravitational attraction, and their light. Gravitational interaction between our Earth and its celestial neighbours is, however, measurable only at distances of the order of the dimensions of our solar system; and the only means of communication with the realm of the stars are their nimble-footed photons reaching us - with appropriate time-lag - across the intervening gaps of space. As long as a star is single and emits constant light, it does not constitute a very revealing source of information. A spectrometry of its light can disclose, to be sure, the temperature (colour, or ionization) of the star's semi-transparent outer layers, their chemical composition, and prevalent pressure (through Stark effect) or magnetic field (Zeeman effect), it can disclose even some information about its absolute luminosity or rate of spin. It cannot, however, tell us anything about what we should like to know most - namely, the mass or size (i.e., density) of the respective configuration; its absolute dimensions, or its internal structure.
Springer Verlag, Berlin, 145 Baade, D., Balona, L.A., 1994, in Pulsation, Rotation
and Mass Loss in Early-type Stars, Balona, L.A., Henrichs, H.F., Le Contel, J.M., (
eds.) Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 311 Bahner K., Hiltner, W.A., ...
Author: C. Sterken
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The most complete and up-to-date reference volume available on variable stars, their classification and properties.
The diffuse galactic light is brightest, in absolute terms, in the Milky Way, where
both the interstellar dust that scatters the light and the concentration of stars
themselves are at a maximum. If a large field of view is used, the contribution to
Author: F. E. Roach
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Astronomy appears to us as a combination of art, science, and philosophy. Its study puts the universe into perspective, giving a sense of pleasure in its beauty, awe at its immensity, and humility at our trivial place in it. From earliest human history, man has scrutinized the night sky - and wondered and marveled. With unaided eye but perceptive mind, he recognized order in the regular appearance and movements of individual objects, such as the planets and star groups (constellations), in their rhythmic and majestic progressions across the bowl of night. Even in the present era of scientific exactitude, there remains a profound awareness of mysteries beyond our present interpretations. It is only in comparatively recent years, however, that man has recognized that it takes more than conventional astronomy to account for the beauties ofthe night sky. Radiations in the Earth's upper atmosphere provide a foreground light, the study of which has come under a new name, aeronomy. The science of aeronomy has rapidly burgeoned, and the student of the light of the night sky finds that he is involved in an interdisciplinary domain.
Some Comments on Light Curve Solution of Eclipsing Binaries A . M .
Cherepashchuk Moscow State University , Moscow , Russia The problem of the light curve solution of eclipsing binary systems is a typical inverse problem that in
Author: E.F. Milone
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
In the two decades since the development of the first eclipsing-binary modeling code, new analytic techniques and the availability of powerful, sometimes dedicated computing facilities have made possible vastly improved determinations of fundamental and even transient stellar parameters. The scale of these developments, of course, raises questions about modeling tools, techniques, and philosophies, such as: Who will maintain and upgrade the codes? Will the codes be open to improvement by outsiders, and if so, how? And, indeed, what should be the goals of a modeling program? Such questions had not been aired for a long time and, for this reason alone, deserved to be discussed in as general a forum as the community provides. This volume contains material presented by Commission 42 (Close Binary Stars) during the International Astronomical Union's XXI General Assembly in Argentina, July 1991, and during IAU Colloquium 151, Cordoba, Argentina, August 1991. The techniques discussed include simulations of stellar bright and dark spots, streams, partial and complete stellar disks, prominences, and other features characterizing active stars; modeling of polarization parameters; models that use radial velocities as well as line profile simulations to model velocity field variation across stellar disks; the weighted effects of brightness asymmetries; and models for translucent eclipsing agents such as stellar winds.
Each sister will have to make an impossible choice in an effort to survive - and change the fate of their family forever. For more from Rena Rossner, check out The Sisters of the Winter Wood.
Author: Rena Rossner
An evocative combination of fantasy, history, and Jewish folklore, The Light of the Midnight Stars is fairytale-inspired novel from the author of The Sisters of the Winter Wood. Deep in the Hungarian woods, the sacred magic of King Solomon lives on in his descendants. Gathering under the midnight stars, they pray, sing and perform small miracles - and none are more gifted than the great Rabbi Isaac and his three daughters. Each one is blessed with a unique talent - whether it be coaxing plants to grow, or predicting the future by reading the path of the stars. When a fateful decision to help an outsider ends in an accusation of witchcraft, fire blazes through their village. Rabbi Isaac and his family are forced to flee, to abandon their magic and settle into a new way of life. But a dark fog is making its way across Europe and will, in the end, reach even those who thought they could run from it. Each of the sisters will have to make a choice - and change the future of their family forever. For more from Rena Rossner, check out The Sisters of the Winter Wood.
Red Dwarfs, Low-Mass Stars, Brown Stars Neil Reid, Suzanne Hawley ...
Consequently, physical understanding of the conditions and processes which
govern the formation and evolution of stars rests on our ability to interpret
Author: Neil Reid
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
There has been very considerable progress in research into low-mass stars, brown dwarfs and extrasolar planets during the past few years, particularly since the fist edtion of this book was published in 2000. In this new edtion the authors present a comprehensive review of both the astrophysical nature of individual red dwarf and brown dwarf stars and their collective statistical properties as an important Galactic stellar population. Chapters dealing with the observational properies of low-mass dwarfs, the stellar mass function and extrasolar planets have been completely revised. Other chapters have been significantly revised and updated as appropriate, including important new material on observational techniques, stellar acivity, the Galactic halo and field star surveys. The authors detail the many discoveries of new brown dwarfs and extrasolar planets made since publication of the first edition of the book and provide a state-of-the-art review of our current knowledge of very low-mass stars, brown dwarfs and extrasolar planets, including both the latest observational results and theoretical work.
THE APPLICATION OF THE SPECTROSCOPE TO THE STARS AND NEBULJJ.
... Fraunhofer found, however, in the case of the stars, as he had previously found
on examining the light of the sun, that the spectra of the stars were not quite ...
Author: George F. Chambers
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
Though our knowledge of the heavens has increased astronomically-pun intended-since 1895, when this primer on skywatching was first published, this work, with its Victorian charm and poetical bent that will remind readers of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne, remains a treat for fans of the night sky. Chambers has an equally pleasant approach to the hard science of his day-from a simple explanation of how the study of the stars is connected to with the terrestrial science of geography to his ponderings on the meanings of "temporary stars," which we today understand are supernovas-as he does on the history of how we've observed the celestial realm, from a brief history of the constellations to an exploration of the stars in verse, from Shakespeare to Tennyson.A lawyer by profession, British author GEORGE FREDERICK CHAMBERS (1841-1915) was one of the most prominent amateur astronomers of the late 19th century. His books include Handbook of Descriptive and Practical Astronomy (1889) and Story of Eclipses (1902).
... and also I know that though the friend who loves us most can fail , the Friend to
whom we owe most never does . ” Lucia ' s buried head was raised . “ Thou
meanest TOK THE SHADOW OF FEAR AND THE LIGHT OF LIFE THE SHADOW
sence of the Sun , yet there is some light by the presence and Chining of the Stars : -And it is a greater comfort in the night to remember , that though now I
have no light but from a glimmering Star , yet shortly the light of the glorious Sun
13 Planets around other stars Is our Solar System unique ? Are there planets
similar to Earth in orbit around other stars ? Our growing understanding ... At
visible wavelengths , planets shine by reflecting the light of the stars they orbit . A
A plane falls from the sky as a couple argue in their backyard.
Author: J. Robert Lennon
Category: Aircraft accidents
A plane falls from the sky as a couple argue in their backyard. Meanwhile, at the airport, a young man awaits the arrival of his girlfriend and in a long-empty house an old woman anticipates the arrival of a husband who left her many years before. But only one person has survived.