The Zoomable Universe

The Zoomable Universe

An epic, full-color visual journey through all scales of the universe In The Zoomable Universe, the award-winning astrobiologist Caleb Scharf and the acclaimed artist Ron Miller take us on an epic tour through all known scales of reality, ...

Author: Caleb Scharf

Publisher: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374279745

Category: Science

Page: 224

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An epic, full-color visual journey through all scales of the universe In The Zoomable Universe, the award-winning astrobiologist Caleb Scharf and the acclaimed artist Ron Miller take us on an epic tour through all known scales of reality, from the largest possible magnitude to the smallest. Drawing on cutting-edge science, they begin at the limits of the observable universe, a scale spanning 10^27 meters—about 93 billion light-years. And they end in the subatomic realm, at 10^-35 meters, where the fabric of space-time itself confounds all known rules of physics. In between are galaxies, stars and planets, oceans and continents, plants and animals, microorganisms, atoms, and much, much more. Stops along the way—all enlivened by Scharf’s sparkling prose and his original insights into the nature of our universe—include the brilliant core of the Milky Way, the surface of a rogue planet, the back of an elephant, and a sea of jostling quarks. The Zoomable Universe is packed with more than 100 original illustrations and infographics that will captivate readers of every age. It is a whimsical celebration of discovery, a testament to our astounding ability to see beyond our own vantage point and chart a course from the farthest reaches of the cosmos to its subatomic depths—in short, a must-have for the shelves of all explorers.
Categories: Science

The Zoomable Universe

The Zoomable Universe

An epic, full-colour visual journey through all scales of the universe - from the largest to the smallest.

Author: Caleb A. Scharf

Publisher:

ISBN: 1786494043

Category: Cosmology

Page: 224

View: 769

Embark on a breath-taking, cutting-edge voyage through the enormity of our reality travelling one 'power of ten' or order of magnitude at a time. Inspired by the classic 'Powers of Ten' film and bestselling book by Charles and Ray Eames, the award-winning astrobiologist Caleb Scharf and acclaimed artist Ron Miller guide us from the very edge of the observable universe about 91 billion light years away to the subatomic realm, where the fabric of space-time itself behaves in a way that confounds all the rules of physics we currently know. Gorgeously designed and visually inspiring, The Zoomable Universe takes a truly unique approach toward explaining our place in the universe, charting an unforgettable course through galaxies, black holes, solar systems, stars and planets, oceans and continents, plants and animals, micro-organisms, atoms, quantum fields and much, much more. Stops along the way all enlivened by Scharf's sparkling prose and original insights into the nature of our universe include the surface of a rogue planet, the back of an elephant, and the contours of a DNA strand. With navigational aids that allow readers to track their progress from one scale to the next, and packed with over 100 original full colour illustrations and infographics, The Zoomable Universe is a whimsical celebration of discovery, a testament to our astounding ability to see beyond our own vantage point and chart a course from the farthest-flung edge of the cosmos to its mind-boggling depths an unforgettable journey that will thrill readers of every age who want to discover more about the incredible reality we inhabit.
Categories: Cosmology

The Ascent of Information

The Ascent of Information

The Ascent of Information offers a humbling vision of a universe built of and for information. Scharf explores how our relationship with data will affect our ongoing evolution as a species.

Author: Caleb Scharf

Publisher: Riverhead Books

ISBN: 0593087240

Category:

Page: 352

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Your information has a life of its own, and it's using you to get what it wants. One of the most peculiar and possibly unique features of humans is the vast amount of information we carry outside our biological selves. But in our rush to build the infrastructure for the 20 quintillion bits we create every day, we've failed to ask exactly why we're expending ever-increasing amounts of energy, resources, and human effort to maintain all this data. Drawing on deep ideas and frontier thinking in evolutionary biology, computer science, information theory, and astrobiology, Caleb Scharf argues that information is, in a very real sense, alive. All the data we create--all of our emails, tweets, selfies, A.I.-generated text and funny cat videos--amounts to an aggregate lifeform. It has goals and needs. It can control our behavior and influence our well-being. And it's an organism that has evolved right alongside us. This symbiotic relationship with information offers a startling new lens for looking at the world. Data isn't just something we produce; it's the reason we exist. This powerful idea has the potential to upend the way we think about our technology, our role as humans, and the fundamental nature of life. The Ascent of Information offers a humbling vision of a universe built of and for information. Scharf explores how our relationship with data will affect our ongoing evolution as a species. Understanding this relationship will be crucial to preventing our data from becoming more of a burden than an asset, and to preserving the possibility of a human future.
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The Reality Bubble

The Reality Bubble

As astrobiologist Caleb Scharf writes in The Zoomable Universe, “In simple terms
, we are all condensed. The fundamental physical properties of the universe
conspired to pull together a set of atoms and molecules that previously had been
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Author: Ziya Tong

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9781838850500

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 449

What are we not seeing? Our naked eyes see only a thin sliver of reality. We are blind in comparison to the X-rays that peer through skin, and the animals that can see in infrared or ultraviolet or with 360-degree vision. In The Reality Bubble, Ziya Tong illuminates this hidden world and takes us on a journey to examine ten of humanity’s biggest blind spots. What she reveals is not on the things we didn’t evolve to see but, more dangerously, the blindness of modern society. Fast-paced, utterly fascinating and deeply humane, this vitally important book gives voice to the sense we’ve all had – that there is more to the world than meets the eye.
Categories: Science

Weather Macroweather and the Climate

Weather  Macroweather  and the Climate

Sharf, C. The Zoomable Universe. (Scientific American, 2017). 8. Cooley, J. W. &
Tukey, J. W. An algorithm for the machine calculation of complex Fourier series.
Math. Comput.19 (90), 297–301 (1965). 9. The averaging is over a collection ...

Author: Shaun Lovejoy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190864231

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Weather, Macroweather, and the Climate is an insider's attempt to explain as simply as possible how to understand the atmospheric variability that occurs over an astonishing range of scales: from millimeters to the size of the planet, from milliseconds to billions of years. The variability is so large that standard ways of dealing with it are utterly inadequate: in 2015, it was found that classical approaches had underestimated the variability by the astronomical factor of a quadrillion (a million billion). Author Shaun Lovejoy asks - and answers - many fundamental questions such as: Is the atmosphere random or deterministic? What is turbulence? How big is a cloud (what is the appropriate notion of size itself)? What is its dimension? How can we conceptualize the structures within structures within structures spanning millimeters to thousands of kilometers and milliseconds to the age of the planet? What is weather? What is climate? Lovejoy shows in simple terms why the industrial epoch warming can't be natural - much simpler than trying to show that it's anthropogenic. We will discuss in simple terms how to make the best seasonal and annual forecasts - without giant numerical models. Above all, the book offers readers a new understanding of the atmosphere.
Categories: Science

Adaptive Optical Systems Technology

Adaptive Optical Systems Technology

The zooming objective allow to reimage on the second DM different high -
altitude layers . ... The first 8m - class telescope achieving succesfully MCAO with
a reliable system will obtain unprecedent Universe probing capability and , in the
near ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015042962111

Category: Astronomical Instruments

Page: 1120

View: 315

Categories: Astronomical Instruments

Art Auction

Art   Auction

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responsibility of the person p ! posting it - say that , for the moment , they are more
focused pat coul . on ensuring that their sites ' Urrin l . sonch : 1 240 LS cL daily ...

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ISBN: UVA:X006024231

Category: Art auctions

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Categories: Art auctions

Microsoft Bookshelf Internet Directory

Microsoft Bookshelf Internet Directory

Author: Microsoft Press

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105017338463

Category: Computers

Page: 699

View: 816

Offers a brief introduction to using the Internet and provides an alphabetical listing of thousands of Internet sites, arranged by categories, with descriptions of each site
Categories: Computers

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of re - usable content { text [ COUNTABLE ELEMENTI AUDIO VIDEO e MOVIES
GRETHICS EFFECTy LESS COMPLICATEY TH THE WEB ZOOMABLE FROM ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105211720615

Category: Art, Modern

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Categories: Art, Modern

Star Trek Starfleet Command

Star Trek  Starfleet Command

It's time to leave the vastness of space behind and play out your destiny in the
most obscure terrain this universe has ever ... rotatable and zoomable landscape
• Intense multiplayer combat for up to 8 players EMMS . . stak'trek New WORLDS.

Author: Chris Jensen

Publisher: Sybex Incorporated

ISBN: 0782126014

Category: Games

Page: 272

View: 235

Written with the complete support of the game's developer, this guide includes in-depth tactical advice on outmaneuvering opponents and getting the most out of weapons and ships. Comprehensive walkthroughs and detailed maps are included for all 100 missions.
Categories: Games

Preparing for the 2009 International Year of Astronomy

Preparing for the 2009 International Year of Astronomy

New Media : Sharing the Universe Through New Technology . • NASA Events
Calendar Each of these topics is discussed in more detail in the following
sections with examples . NASA headquarters staff serve as the single point of
contact ...

Author: Michael G. Gibbs

Publisher: Astronomical Society of the pacific

ISBN: UOM:39015080732616

Category: Science

Page: 575

View: 169

"Endorsed by the United Nations, UNESCO, and the International Astronomical Union, 2009 is designated as the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) and provides a year to celebrate and reflect on 400 years of changing perspectives of the universe. In conjunction with the American Astronomical Society (AAS), the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) convened an IYA symposium and series of workshops at the AAS summer meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, from May 31 to June 4, 2008. During this conference, astronomy and space science professionals gathered to share ideas and plans, forge connections and collaborations, and organize their efforts to make 2009 a singular year for advancing astronomy awareness and education. This volume contains the content of the meeting, plus an additional resource section. It serves as a reference to aid those involved in the IYA as they make professional connections, access resources, and maximize their efforts to encourage the world's citizens to look up and discover anew the universe around us. The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), founded in 1889, increases the understanding and appreciation of astronomy by engaging scientists, educators, enthusiasts and the public to advance science and science literacy. Visit www.astrosociety.org for additional information regarding the ASP and how you can join the Society and support the cause of improving science literacy."--Publisher's website.
Categories: Science

PC Graphics Video

PC Graphics   Video

... of the alien vegetation must provide information on the name of the plant , how
it survives in its environment , and where exactly in the universe it grows . ... See
your changes in real - time in resizable , zoomable viewing windows .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112004397227

Category: Computer animation

Page:

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Categories: Computer animation

THE Journal

THE Journal

... and pop - up windows , 600 zoomable computer - generated maps and 500
color photographs and video sequences . ... W Write 812 on Inquiry Card MM
Investigations Focus on Astronomy Astronomy Village : Investigating the
Universe ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015077175225

Category: Computer-assisted instruction

Page:

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Categories: Computer-assisted instruction

Multiscale Collaborative Virtual Environments

Multiscale Collaborative Virtual Environments

Retrieved August 3 2003 , from http://mmtsb.scripps.edu/ Morrison , P , Morrison
P .: Powers of Ten : About the Relative Size of Things in the Universe , and the
Effect of Adding Another Zero . W. H. Freeman & Co. , 1994 . Mynatt , D. E. , et al .

Author: Xiaolong Zhang

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015057585203

Category:

Page:

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Dr Dobb s Journal

Dr  Dobb s Journal

Listing Three ( available electronically ) resulting universe in some sufficiently
scaled , zoomable form . shows what the code becomes . The full implementation
is in the I have also used HashLife to find another Methuselah , which class ...

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ISBN: UCSD:31822032907891

Category: Microcomputers

Page:

View: 399

Categories: Microcomputers

The New York Times Book Review

The New York Times Book Review

He doesn't take us * by the hand and gently lead us through his universe .
Instead , we come kicking and screaming into his vivid and horrific world . “
Operation Wandering Soul ” takes place in a large hospital in “ Angel City . ” The
time seems ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015059401334

Category: Books

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Categories: Books