The Space Book Revised and Updated

From the Beginning to the End of Time, 250 Milestones in the History of Space and Astronomy

Author: Jim Bell

Publisher: Sterling

ISBN: 9781454929390

Category: Astronomy

Page: 528

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Presents a series of 250 significant events in the history of astronomy and space exploration, from the original formation of the galaxies, to the space mission to the planet Mars, to speculation about the end of the universe.
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Gaston Bachelard, Revised and Updated

Philosopher of Science and Imagination

Author: Roch C. Smith

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438461933

Category: Philosophy

Page: 203

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Comprehensive overview of the entire spectrum of works by one of twentieth-century France’s most original thinkers. Gaston Bachelard, one of twentieth-century France’s most original thinkers, is known by English-language readers primarily as the author of The Poetics of Space and several other books on the imagination, but he made significant contributions to the philosophy and history of science. In this book, Roch C. Smith provides a comprehensive introduction to Bachelard’s work, demonstrating how his writings on the literary imagination can be better understood in the context of his exploration of how knowledge works in science. After an overview of Bachelard’s writings on the scientific mind as it was transformed by relativity, quantum physics, and modern chemistry, Smith examines Bachelard’s works on the imagination in light of particular intellectual values Bachelard derived from science. His trajectory from science to a specifically literary imagination is traced by recognizing his concern with what science teaches about how we know, and his increasing preoccupation with questions of being when dealing with poetic imagery. Smith also explores the material and dynamic imagination associated with the four elements—fire, water, air, and earth—and the phenomenology of creative imagination in Bachelard’s Poetics of Space, his Poetics of Reverie, and in the fragments of Poetics of Fire.
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The Book of Questions

Revised and Updated

Author: Gregory Stock

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761178686

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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The phenomenon returns! Originally published in 1987, The Book of Questions, a New York Times bestseller, has been completely revised and updated to incorporate the myriad cultural shifts and hot-button issues of the past twenty-five years, making it current and even more appealing. This is a book for personal growth, a tool for deepening relationships, a lively conversation starter for the family dinner table, a fun way to pass the time in the car. It poses over 300 questions that invite people to explore the most fascinating of subjects: themselves and how they really feel about the world. The revised edition includes more than 100 all-new questions that delve into such topics as the disappearing border between man and machine—How would you react if you learned that a sad and beautiful poem that touched you deeply had been written by a computer? The challenges of being a parent—Would you completely rewrite your child’s college-application essays if it would help him get into a better school? The never-endingly interesting topic of sex—Would you be willing to give up sex for a year if you knew it would give you a much deeper sense of peace than you now have? And of course the meaning of it all—If you were handed an envelope with the date of your death inside, and you knew you could do nothing to alter your fate, would you look? The Book of Questions may be the only publication that challenges—and even changes—the way you view the world, without offering a single opinion of its own.
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Space, Time, and Gravity

The Theory of the Big Bang and Black Holes

Author: Robert M. Wald

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226870298

Category: Science

Page: 153

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Writing for the general reader or student, Wald has completely revised and updated this highly regarded work to include recent developments in black hole physics and cosmology. Nature called the first edition "a very readable and accurate account of modern relativity physics for the layman within the unavoidable constraint of almost no mathematics. . . . A well written, entertaining and authoritative book."
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Space and the American Imagination

Author: Howard E. McCurdy

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801898684

Category: History

Page: 395

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People dreamed of cosmic exploration—winged spaceships and lunar voyages; space stations and robot astronauts—long before it actually happened. Space and the American Imagination traces the emergence of space travel in the popular mind, its expression in science fiction, and its influence on national space programs. Space exploration dramatically illustrates the power of imagination. Howard E. McCurdy shows how that power inspired people to attempt what they once deemed impossible. In a mere half-century since the launch of the first Earth-orbiting satellite in 1957, humans achieved much of what they had once only read about in the fiction of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells and the nonfiction of Willy Ley. Reaching these goals, however, required broad-based support, and McCurdy examines how advocates employed familiar metaphors to excite interest (promising, for example, that space exploration would recreate the American frontier experience) and prepare the public for daring missions into space. When unexpected realities and harsh obstacles threatened their progress, the space community intensified efforts to make their wildest dreams come true. This lively and important work remains relevant given contemporary questions about future plans at NASA. Fully revised and updated since its original publication in 1997, Space and the American Imagination includes a reworked introduction and conclusion and new chapters on robotics and space commerce.
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The Shape of Space

Author: Graham Nerlich,Professor of Philosophy Graham Nerlich

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521456456

Category: Philosophy

Page: 290

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This is a revised and updated edition of Graham Nerlich's classic book (1976). It develops a metaphysical account of space that treats it as a real and concrete entity, showing that shape plays a key explanatory role in space and spacetime theories. Arguing that geometrical explanation is very like causal explanation, Professor Nerlich prepares the ground for philosophical argument and investigates how different spaces would affect perception differently. Along the way Professor Nerlich criticizes and rejects conventionalism as a non-realist metaphysics of space, concluding that there is, in fact, no problem of underdetermination for this aspect of spacetime theories, while offering an extensive discussion of the relativity of motion.
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Layout Essentials Revised and Updated

100 Design Principles for Using Grids

Author: Beth Tondreau

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1631596314

Category: Design

Page: 208

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A classic and essential text for designers since 2009, Layout Essentials: 100 Design Principles for Using Grids just got better with a fresh exploration of its design principles, updated text, and new photos and international graphics. Grids are the basis for all design projects, and learning how to work with them is fundamental for all graphic designers. From working with multi-column formats to using type, color, images, and more, Layout Essentials not only demonstrates, using real world examples, how to use grids effectively, but shows you how to break the rules to use them effectively, too. This revised and updated version of Layout Essentials is your one-stop reference and resource for all layout design projects.
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The Whistler Book, Revised and Updated

An All-Season Outdoor Guide

Author: Jack Christie

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 1553654471

Category: Travel

Page: 263

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This concise, thorough, and easy-to-use guide gives readers all the information they need to enjoy the Whistler area’s incredible range of year-round recreational opportunities. It features detailed descriptions of camping, hiking, paddling, and other summer activities, along with winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. Detailed trail maps are provided for each location. Destination highlights, informative sidebars, and author Jack Christie’s insider tips on his favorite spots are provided throughout.
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Falling Stars

A Guide to Meteors and Meteorites

Author: Michael D. Reynolds

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811736164

Category: Science

Page: 150

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This volume provides an overview of meteors and comets, descriptions of major meteor showers, major impact craters, famous meteorite falls, as well as a breakdown of the various types of meteorites and tektites. The author includes a list of meteorite dealers and a price guide for every popular meteorite in addition to advice on meteor watching, recording data, photographing meteors, and the meteorological calendar.
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Cosmology

The Science of the Universe

Author: Edward Harrison,Edward (University of Massachusetts Harrison, Amherst)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521661485

Category: Science

Page: 567

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Thoroughly revised and updated introduction to past and present cosmological theory.
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