The Astronomy Book

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465470719

Category: Science

Page: 352

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An essential guide to milestone developments in astronomy, telling the story of our ideas about space, time, and the physics of the cosmos-from ancient times to the present day. From planets and stars to black holes and the Big Bang, take a journey through the wonders of the universe. Featuring topics from the Copernican Revolution to the mind-boggling theories of recent science, The Astronomy Book uses flowcharts, graphics, and illustrations to help clarify hard-to-grasp concepts and explain almost 100 big astronomical ideas. Covering the biographies of key astronomers through the ages such as Ptolemy, Galileo, Newton, Hubble, and Hawking, The Astronomy Book details their theories and discoveries in a user-friendly format to make the information accessible and easy to follow.
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The Astronomy Book

Big Ideas Simply Explained

Author: Farhat Khan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781088685914

Category:

Page: 134

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Explore the world of astronomy with essential quotes and bold graphics to illustrate over 100 of the universe's most important ideas.The Astronomy Book is an extraordinary voyage of discovery through the cosmos. Venture from ancient speculations about the universe of nature, to the mind-boggling theories of modern science, including those of Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. Learn about the incredible histories of Halley's comet, Hubble's telescope and NASA's modern-day trailblazing, as well as the discoveries of famous figures including Ptolemy, Isaac Newton, Walter Adams, Carl Sagan, and Alan Stern. The Astronomy Book, the section of DK's hot-selling Big Ideas series, is the perfect introduction to our ideas about space, time, and the physics of the cosmos.
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The Realities of 'Realities' - Part II: Making Sense of Why Modern Science Advances (Volume 2)

Author: Fritz Dufour, MBA, DESS

Publisher: Fritz Dufour

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 204

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The difference between Part I and Part II – Volumes 1 & 2 – of this series, is that in Part I the author showed how what we call reality starts with the inner self whereas Part II describes what, in fact, impacts and modifies the environment or reality and what are the factors behind that dynamics. What impacts and modifies the environment is science. This Volume 2 starts by showing how technology plays an important role in scientific progress. Although the relationship between the two is symbiotic, science can exist without technology but technology desperately needs science. Military technology is an example of how technology can help science advance. Some military inventions end up having civilian use. Science being at the center of society, the book makes the case for the direct impact of such social sciences as politics and economics on the advancement of science. Politics, says the author, influences science because of uncertainty in science, and economics does it thanks to the availability of money to scholars and scientists for their research. On the other hand, government also influences scientific progress through regulations. The book gives cyberspace regulation as an example. Furthermore, by showing how art influences science, the author really argues for the polyfactorial aspect of scientific progress. In that line of thought, he goes on to also prove that factors such as skepticism, curiosity, and the quest for knowledge greatly influence the advancement of science. That, says the author, “is a ninety-degree turn … By ending Part two that way, I wanted to, somehow, link it to Part I, which argues that reality starts from within.”
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The Science Book

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465439277

Category: Science

Page: 352

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The Science Book explores how scientists have sought to explain our world and the universe, and how scientific discoveries have been made. A new title in DK's successful "Big Ideas, Simply Explained" series, this book on science and the history of science looks at topics such as why Copernicus's ideas were contentious, how Galileo worked out his theories on motion and inertia, and what the discovery of DNA meant. The Science Book covers every area of science--astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, math, and physics, and brings the greatest scientific ideas to life with fascinating text, quirky graphics, and pithy quotes.
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The Astronomy Book Study Guide and Workbook

Author: Jonathan Henry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780890516874

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 51

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If you want to be awed by God's glorious creation, just study the solar system. God's handiwork will boggle your mind! In the almost infinite expanse above us, we can examine planets, galaxies, and phenomena so beautiful and complex that we never outgrow a childlike wonder. This study guide takes you through each main idea of the Astronomy Book, which includes the following topics: How big is the universe? The origin fo the universe. The history of space exploration. Why Mars doesn't support life. Asteroid legends and the extinction of the dinosaurs. What are UFOs?
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The New Astronomy Book

Author: Danny Faulkner

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 1614584141

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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The universe is an amazing declaration of the glory and power of God! Beautiful and breathtaking in its scale, the vast expanse of the universe is one that we struggle to study, understand, or even comprehend in terms of its purpose and size. Now take an incredible look at the mysteries and marvels of space in The New Astronomy Book! Discover the best ways to observe the heavens, along with up-to-date astronomical data and concepts Learn about the dynamics of planets, stars, galaxies, and models for the cosmology of the universe What we know and are still trying to discover about planets, moons, and comets within our own solar system. If you watch the stars at night, you will see how they change. This speaks to the enormity and intricacy of design in the universe. While the stars appear timeless, they instead reflect an all–powerful Creator who speaks of them in the Bible. Many ancient pagan cultures taught that the changing stars caused the seasons to change, but unlike these pagan teachings, the Book of Job gives credit to God for both changing stars and seasons (Job 38:31-33). When Job looked at Orion, he saw about what we see today, even though he may have lived as much as 4,000 years ago.
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The Big Idea Science Book

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756666317

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

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Created in partnership with Prentice Hall, The Big Idea Science Book is a comprehensive guide to key topics in science, with a unique difference: 200 specially created digital assets that provide the opportunity for hands-on, interactive learning. Everything in this visually rich ebook falls into four major strands: Living Things, Earth Science, Chemistry, and Physics. Within these four strands are 24 sections, fleshing out major scientific concepts in thrilling and innovative ways. For example, drag racing illustrates the idea that net force causes an object's motion to change. But what really sets this book apart are the 200 digital assets specially created by Prentice Hall. Delivered to readers on the internet, these assets include: animated art that brings to life scientific processes, and then tests readers' knowledge with interactive quizzes; real world inquiries that allow readers to make hypotheses and test them by synthesizing data and drawing conclusions; animated images and video clips; and virtual laboratories in which readers can experiment and combine virtual chemicals. The book and the interactive assets together provide a spectacular, cutting-edge learning environment for kids 8 and up.
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God and the Astronomers

Author: Robert Jastrow

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393850062

Category: Science

Page: 149

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Summarizes current theories about the creation of the universe, compares these with the Biblical story of creation, and looks at the role of scientists in increasing our understanding of the universe
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