The Biggest Bangs

The Biggest Bangs

... require the author to change it. This process is called "peer review" and is
meant to assure the reader that published results are valid. *Editors of
astronomical journals have generally followed referees' advice blindly, 118 The
Biggest Bangs.

Author: Jonathan I. Katz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198033338

Category: Science

Page: 240

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Gamma-ray bursts are the most violent events since the birth of the universe. They are about ten times more energetic than the most powerful supernovae. At their peak, gamma-ray bursts are the brightest objects in space, about 100,000 times brighter than an entire galaxy. And yet until recently these titanic eruptions were the most mysterious events in astronomy. In The Biggest Bangs, astrophysicist Jonathan Katz offers a fascinating account of the scientific quest to unravel the mystery of these incredible phenomena. With an eye for colorful detail and a talent for translating scientific jargon into plain English, Katz ranges from the accidental discovery of gamma-ray bursts (by a Cold War satellite system monitoring the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty) to the frustrating but ultimately successful efforts to localize these bursts in distant galaxies. He describes the theories, the equipment (the most recent breakthrough was made with a telescope you could carry under your arm), and the pioneers who have finally begun to explain these strange bursts. And along the way, he offers important lessons about science itself, arguing that "small science" is as valuable as institutionalized "big science," that observations are more the product of advances in technology than of theory, and that theory is only "the concentrated essence of experiment." With the advent of the space age a mere 40 years ago, we have grown used to strangeness in the universe--and confident in science's ability to explain it. In The Biggest Bangs, Jonathan Katz shows that there are still wonders out there that exceed the bounds of our imagination and defy our ability to understand them.
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Japan s Big Bang

Japan s Big Bang

The MOF's wholehearted acceptance of the Big Bang is a total reversal of its
previous steadfast refusal to contemplate any change, no matter how minute, to
its tightly regulated convoy system. The sheer size of the monetary losses the
MOF's ...

Author: Declan Hayes

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462902002

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 215

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Japan's national economy: understanding the history of the current crisis and proposing a path forward The consistent failure of the Japanese bureaucracy and business establishment to meet proper management and regulatory standards has made America's premier ally in Asia a major source of financial instability in today's world. Japan has the world's biggest everbad–debt burden Japan has allowed organized crime to systematically infiltrate its financial institutions Japan's national pension system faces imminent bankruptcy Japan's banks, brokerages, and insurance houses are near insolvency and welded to obsolete practices that hold the entire country and region back Japan's Big Bang traces the hurdles Japan must overcome to once again reign as one of the world's preeminent financial powerhouses. With an academic's analytical eye and the tenacity of a financial beat reporter, Declan Hayes explores the tangled mess that was and is Japan's economy, and explores the remedial action Japan must follow to regain and sustain its position as the economic engine of Asia.
Categories: Business & Economics

Long Fuse Big Bang

Long Fuse  Big Bang

He would use aconnected string of big bangs— not small ones—to set off the
biggest bang ofall time: the peaceful unification ofan entire continent. A detailed
examination of the way in which theECSC advanced the selfish interests of
eachof ...

Author: Eric Haseltine

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781401396053

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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"If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses." --Henry Ford As one part of your brain processes these words, another part of your brain is urging you to put the book down and focus on something more pressing. Get back to work on the budget due tomorrow. Answer e-mails growing stale in your inbox. Get off your rear and update that résumé. We're all guilty of it, especially in the business world. From Fortune 500 CEOs to assistants, we work to solve the most urgent problems first. That's because evolution has hardwired our brains to focus only on the immediate future, a survival technique that worked extremely well when predators were lurking at every turn. But that was then, this is now. In the modern world, where life expectancies are long and physical perils rare (at least for people who buy books), it's not only possible to build a strong tomorrow without sacrificing today, but to actually increase the number of here-and-now victories by pursuing distant wins. That's where Long Fuse, Big Bang comes in--to help you work with that instinct to create and foster ideas that will lead to explosive professional results. Through proven case studies and personal experience, Dr. Eric Haseltine shows you how to neutralize the quick-fix way of thinking and actually use that desire to improve your chances of an enduring success. Rather than fight our most basic thought processes, this book will teach you how to work with your brain to light the long fuse, keep it smoldering, and ignite that "Big Bang" that will make history.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Three Big Bangs

The Three Big Bangs

A small impulse there produces the biggest change in position when , months or
years later , the asteroid reaches the vicinity of Earth . For an asteroid with an
exactly known orbit , changing its velocity by only 1 centimeter per second on the
 ...

Author: Philip M. Dauber

Publisher: Perseus Books

ISBN: UOM:39015031850715

Category: Science

Page: 207

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Examines the original "Big Bang," the explosion of a supernova that scattered heavy elements, and the crash of the comet that killed the dinosaurs
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Origins

Origins

I am happy that the Big Bang theory passed this test, but it would have been more
exciting if the theory had failed and we had to ... Neil Turok1⁄22 The big bang may
have happened some 14 billion years ago, and it may have been the biggest ...

Author: Tom Yulsman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420033724

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 680

With stunning regularity, the search for our cosmic roots has been yielding remarkable new discoveries about the universe and our place in it. In his compelling book, Origins: The Quest for Our Cosmic Roots, veteran science journalist Tom Yulsman chronicles the latest discoveries and describes in clear and engaging terms what they mean. From the interior of protons to the outer reaches of the universe, and from the control room of one of the world's most powerful particle accelerators to an observatory atop the tallest mountain in the Pacific basin, Yulsman takes readers on a fantastic voyage at the cutting edge of science. How could the universe have sprouted from absolute nothingness? What is the origin of galaxies? How do stars and planets form? And despite what now seem to be incredible odds, how did Earth come to be a rich oasis of biodiversity-one that has given rise to a species intelligent enough to ask these questions? In laying out the answers, Origins addresses some of the most profound issues humans have ever confronted.
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Worlds without End

Worlds without End

By making “The Big Bang” a mere moment in a succession of other bangs and
crunches (a succession sometimes referred to ... As the astrophysicist John
Gribbin wrote in 1976, “The biggest problem with the Big Bang theory of the
universe is ...

Author: Mary-Jane Rubenstein

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231527422

Category: Religion

Page: 360

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A religion professor elucidates the theory of the multiverse, its history, and its reception in science, philosophy, religion, and literature. Multiverse cosmologies imagine our universe as just one of a vast number of others. Beginning with ancient Atomist and Stoic philosophies, Mary-Jane Rubenstein links contemporary models of the multiverse to their forerunners and explores the reasons for their recent appearance. One concerns the so-called fine-tuning of the universe: nature's constants are so delicately calibrated that it seems they have been set just right to allow life to emerge. For some thinkers, these "fine-tunings" are evidence of the existence of God; for others, however, and for most physicists, "God" is an insufficient scientific explanation. Hence the multiverse’s allure: if all possible worlds exist somewhere, then like monkeys hammering out Shakespeare, one universe is bound to be suitable for life. Of course, this hypothesis replaces God with an equally baffling article of faith: the existence of universes beyond, before, or after our own, eternally generated yet forever inaccessible to observation or experiment. In their very efforts to sidestep metaphysics, theoretical physicists propose multiverse scenarios that collide with it and even produce counter-theological narratives. Far from invalidating multiverse hypotheses, Rubenstein argues, this interdisciplinary collision actually secures their scientific viability. We may therefore be witnessing a radical reconfiguration of physics, philosophy, and religion in the modern turn to the multiverse. “Rubenstein’s witty, thought-provoking history of philosophy and physics leaves one in awe of just how close Thomas Aquinas and American physicist Steven Weinberg are in spirit as they seek ultimate answers.”—Publishers Weekly “A fun, mind-stretching read, clear and enlightening.”—San Francisco Book Review
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HERSTORY

HERSTORY

Then he turnedonthe blender – the blender made noise, and he took the blender
and unscrewed the black top, ... and its one big bang,or dilemmasof the milky
way's more than one big bang, thesame space of it,occupied numerous big
bangs, ...

Author: Jason Hurlburt

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479729616

Category: Fiction

Page: 255

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Herstory was a vampire novel, a Hitler Wins novel, also a horror science fiction novel, and science fiction novel. The first unofficial Norma Shearer novel was the second released one. In this novel, Norma Shearer, the former Mrs. Irving Thalberg, has a romance with Eddie Gein, the first serial killer. They are sybarites, indulging in hedonism and many other pleasures.
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What Are Gamma Ray Bursts

What Are Gamma Ray Bursts

The Hunt for the Biggest Explosions in the Universe, Govert Schilling (2002;
Cambridge University Press): a wonderful popular-level account of the GRB story
, focused on the beginning of the afterglow era. Biggest Bangs, Jonathan Katz (
2002; ...

Author: Joshua S. Bloom

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400837007

Category: Science

Page: 280

View: 498

Gamma-ray bursts are the brightest--and, until recently, among the least understood--cosmic events in the universe. Discovered by chance during the cold war, these evanescent high-energy explosions confounded astronomers for decades. But a rapid series of startling breakthroughs beginning in 1997 revealed that the majority of gamma-ray bursts are caused by the explosions of young and massive stars in the vast star-forming cauldrons of distant galaxies. New findings also point to very different origins for some events, serving to complicate but enrich our understanding of the exotic and violent universe. What Are Gamma-Ray Bursts? is a succinct introduction to this fast-growing subject, written by an astrophysicist who is at the forefront of today's research into these incredible cosmic phenomena. Joshua Bloom gives readers a concise and accessible overview of gamma-ray bursts and the theoretical framework that physicists have developed to make sense of complex observations across the electromagnetic spectrum. He traces the history of remarkable discoveries that led to our current understanding of gamma-ray bursts, and reveals the decisive role these phenomena could play in the grand pursuits of twenty-first century astrophysics, from studying gravity waves and unveiling the growth of stars and galaxies after the big bang to surmising the ultimate fate of the universe itself. What Are Gamma-Ray Bursts? is an essential primer to this exciting frontier of scientific inquiry, and a must-read for anyone seeking to keep pace with cutting-edge developments in physics today.
Categories: Science

New Outlook

New Outlook

the countless valuable hints the Bangs boys felt called Bangs , taking the biggest
pin out of her mouth to pin Jed ran excitedly over to the small bed in the cor- upon
to give , consumed a large portion of time . her shawl with , and looking at ...

Author: Alfred Emanuel Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924066372172

Category:

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Bang

Bang

the Big Bang — actually silent and invisible ONE SECOND LATER, THE
UNIVERSE IS A GIGANTIC BUBBLE OF SOUP point ... It was, without doubt, the
biggest bang in the history of bangs — not the bang to end all bangs, but the
bang that ...

Author: Rod Green

Publisher:

ISBN: 0760749787

Category: Explosions

Page: 159

View: 325

Categories: Explosions

Make the Corpse Walk

Make the Corpse Walk

It gave you the biggest bang of the lot – and he'd tried everything once,
sometimes more than once. So long as he stayed in this country ... He got two
separate and distinct bangs out of his association with her. One was Celie herself
. An affair ...

Author: James Hadley Chase

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 9781842321133

Category: Fiction

Page: 239

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Crazed millionaire Kester Weidmann believes money can buy everything - even life and death. So when his brother dies, Weidmann seeks the services of a voodoo expert to bring him back to life. He finds Rollo, a crooked nightclub owner who seizes the opportunity for the biggest con of the century. But Rollo had not reckoned for the involvement of Celie, his exotic mistress, and Butch, the nightclub's bouncer. And he had certainly not reckoned they would decide the Weidmann fortune was more important than his own neck....
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When Fenelon Falls

When Fenelon Falls

But I still longed for the big bang to force BS under just long enough to finally shut
her up. Because while we hunted for her diary, overturning every stone in March,
she instructed her retard brother non-stop. Each day she climbed the tree and ...

Author: Dorothy Palmer

Publisher: Coach House Books

ISBN: 9781552452394

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 399

It's the summer of 1969, and as mankind takes its giant leap, Jordan May March, disabled bastard and genius, age fourteen, limps and schemes her way towards adulthood. Trapped at the family cottage, she spends her days memorizing Top 30 hits, avoiding her cousins and plotting to save the bear caged at the top of March Road. When Fenelon Fallswill take you to a time and place that was never as idyllic as it seemed.
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Goth Magick An Enchanted Grimoire

Goth Magick  An Enchanted Grimoire

Without knowing about the big bang theory, the Chaldeans and Sumerians still
knew we are all made of the same “stuff” and come from the ... The spectacular
process of creations, stemming from the original biggest of bangs, is still
happening.

Author: Brenda Knight

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 9780806536422

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 576

The Modern Art of Dark Magick At night it's easy to see yourself as you really are: artistic, elegant, romantic, Goth. You're part of something that's beyond all the clichéd answers manufactured by mainstream society. You already know what color black to wear or why despair is a healthy response to the current state of the world. You've got taste in poetry, literature, vampirism, and know it's mundane life that has to change, so that you can howl, brood, rage, and passionately express your inner demons! So why not use a grimoire of unique dark magick to do just that? Brenda Knight, a Goth Witch, knows how to demystify the many misrepresentations surrounding the Goth movement. She also understands how to celebrate its positive, vital spirit. In Goth Magick, she will teach you to: *Cast spells, perform ritual, and animate charms *Create and empower supernatural tools for a Goth altar of high-sheen black and blood red *Truly inhabit Goth temples and other sacred spaces with a knowledge of feng shui, astrology, and tarot *Know Goth mythology and the history of dark magick *Celebrate your individualism while maintaining a connection to the spiritual tribe And much, much more. Welcome to Witchcraft's new dark age.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Richard Bangs Adventure Without End

Richard Bangs  Adventure Without End

Richard Bangs, Ed Viesturs. The following morning ... We ran the biggest rapids
of the trip, Whistling Bird and Montgomery, with just the right mixture of rock and
roll, splash and dash, with a hint of danger to salt the brew. We even passed an ...

Author: Richard Bangs

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 0898868602

Category: Travel

Page: 221

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The author presents a collection of travel and adventure stories, including a chronicle of a whitewater rafting trip in Idaho's Selway River and mountaineering in Washington State and Borneo.
Categories: Travel

Look Japan

Look Japan

hi JAPAN'S BIG BANG 大項 Qui il TE 券 113 ON THE TAIL OF TWO CITIES :
Tokyo's financial center , Kabutocho , braces itself for megacompetition PANA BY
KATAYAMA OSAMU I is the dawn of the twenty - first century , and the Japanese
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X006067589

Category: Electronic journals

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Bang Bang

Bang Bang

Because you're the biggest animal.” Izzy thought his version sounded more
eloquent. “Well, not animal, like, you're an animal! Animal, like, we're really all
animals.” “Izzy, however you rationalize it, you're using a gun to make an illegal
living.

Author: Theo Gangi

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 9780758286789

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 771

Stickup kid (n.): an urban gunslinger who preys on other criminals, often stealing already stolen property, using violence and intimidation. Izzy picks a bad time to have a conscience crisis. As a stick up kid in New York's underworld, he has a good thing going--robbing the worst drug lords in the city and leaving no witnesses behind. It is a game of high risk and high reward. There is just one problem: Izzy is in his thirties now, and for good reason, there is no such thing as a stickup man. When a job gets botched, leaving Izzy's psychotic partner guilty of yet another homicide, Izzy knows what he is supposed to do--kill the remaining witness or be killed himself. But a bystander named Eva seems different from others he has done before. Is she the exception to Izzy's number one rule? Izzy has never jacked himself into a problem he could not jack himself out of. But that was before. Now, on the unforgiving streets of New York City--where the skyline stretches out like a graveyard--there is a war on and there is no room for mistakes. His ex-partner is hellbent on revenge and is no longer acting alone. And as bodies start to fall around Izzy, he is left to take on both his enemies and his inner demons face first in a battle that has no questions, no conversation. Just bang bang. In this explosive debut, Theo Gangi redefines the crime thriller, delivering a pulse-pounding, white-knuckle ride through gritty back rooms, where justice is sealed with gunfire, no one can be trusted, and being innocent can get you killed. "Theo Gangi is a superb craftsman. His work displays diverse characters and wonderful dialogue that would make Elmore Leonard stand up and applaud. He is new talent that has finally arrived." --Eric Jerome Dickey, New York Times bestseller author "Theo Gangi portrays the people of the criminal world not only in a way that brings them to vivid life, but life felt at the extreme, out where suffering, pity, even tenderness and love have their own stark reality." --David Plante, author of Age of Terror "Theo Gangi's first novel Bang Bang is a classic extreme thriller, with some surprising literary subtleties, and a level of Escherian interlocking that would make Tarantino's head spin." --Madison Smartt Bell, of All Soul's Rising, a National Book Award finalist "Gritty and gripping, full of tense moments and sharp prose, Bang Bang is a debut worthy of attention. With the ear of a poet, the insight of a psychologist, and the attitude of a true New Yorker, Theo Gangi brings empathy and pathos to every gangsterfied page." --Adam Mansbach, author of Angry Black White Boy Theo Gangi attended Goucher College, and is a recent graduate of Columbia's MFA writing program. His writing has appeared in The Greensboro Review and The Columbia Spectator. A New York native, he now lives in Harlem.
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Barron s Pocket Factbook Astronomy

Barron s Pocket Factbook  Astronomy

Ou SU TIVO Big bangs and steady states Having established a rough idea of the
size of the Universe , astronomers began once again to turn their attention to
perhaps the biggest question of all : how did we get here ? First in line to answer
 ...

Author: Mike Flynn

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series

ISBN: 0764135007

Category: Science

Page: 144

View: 533

Is there life outside the Earth? What is a black hole? What was the weight of the Apollo spacecraft? This compact guide presents essential facts about the solar system, galaxies in deep space, manned space flights, space stations and probes, and much more. Each title in Barron’s Pocket Factbooks seroes focuses on one of the natural or social sciences. It presents fascinating, sometimes little-known facts about its subject, as well as answers to frequently-asked questions. These books make handy reference sources for students, freelance writers, and general readers who are interested in finding out the how, where, when, and why—the specific facts and details relating to science, technology, natural history, and social history. All titles in this series are filled with attractive color photos and illustrations.
Categories: Science

The God Problem

The God Problem

First a something came from a nothing—that something was the pinprick, the
singularity, at the beginning of the big bang. That infinitesimal blip turned out to
be a rush of time, space, and speed. A timespace manifold unfurling like the
biggest ...

Author: Howard Bloom

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 9781633881433

Category: Religion

Page: 708

View: 594

How does the cosmos do something it has long been thought that only gods could achieve? How does an inanimate universe generate stunning new forms and unbelievable new powers without a Creator? How does the cosmos create? That’s the central question of a book that in its original edition was called profound, extraordinary, provocative, mind-bending, and daring. Author Howard Bloom takes you on a scientific expedition into the secret heart of a cosmos you’ve never seen. Not just any cosmos. An electrifyingly inventive cosmos. An obsessive-compulsive cosmos. A driven, ambitious cosmos. A cosmos of colossal shocks. A cosmos of screaming, stunning surprise. A cosmos that breaks five of science’s most sacred laws. Yes, five. At the end of this intellectual thrill-ride is a whole new theory of the beginning, middle, and end of the universe—the Bloom toroidal model, also known as the big bagel theory—which explains two of the biggest mysteries in physics: dark energy and why, if antimatter and matter are created in equal amounts, there is so little antimatter in this universe. Called “truly awesome” by Nobel Prize–winner Dudley Herschbach, this paperback edition of The God Problem will pull you in with the irresistible attraction of a black hole and spit you out again enlightened with the force of a big bang. Be prepared to have your mind blown.
Categories: Religion

Public Library Catalog

Public Library Catalog

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Author: Juliette Yaakov

Publisher: Hw Wilson Company

ISBN: 0824210395

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1434

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New Scientist

New Scientist

One of the biggest factor is the multiverse theory . ... Like Baby an endless stream
of big bangs to occur appeals to something outside the universe , Bear ' s
porridge in the story of Goldilocks , our spontaneously throughout space and time
, we ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015072641577

Category: Science

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