Universe Down To Earth

Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780231075619
File Size: 54,41 MB
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Universe Down to Earth makes vivid analogies between scientific laws and household items such as oven-baked pies, tossed tomatoes, and lightbulbs, as well as amusement park rides, Hollywood films, and junk food. Consequently, each idea presented etches delightful impressions on the reader's mind.

Universe Down To Earth

Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231075602
File Size: 30,17 MB
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Provides an introduction to the foundations of modern science with an emphasis on astronomy, and includes discussions of numbers, measures, methodology, and terminology

Religion The Universe And Evolution

Author: Malcolm Smith
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1481767577
File Size: 64,24 MB
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Troubled by 70 years of vague and unsupported assertions by the church, together with unanswered questions about God and man’s place in the universe, Malcolm Smith embarks on a down-to-earth, no nonsense study and seeks for himself any evidence for a God or ‘Intelligent Designer.’ The result is this concise volume on the merits or otherwise of religion; on the grandeur of the universe; the incredibly elegant simplicity of evolution; and on man’s place in it all. The book is both easy and fascinating to read. No college degree is required, just a healthy dose of common sense (a rare commodity these days); an open mind would be a plus. “The down-to-earth style and occasional dash of humor helps avoid the dryness which often plagues similar works.” “Rarely does a work of this nature, in a single slim volume, treat the subject in such an everyday manner. The absence of vague, long-winded religious ‘theo-speak’ and absence of technical jargon that goes with most scientific works, makes this book a pleasure to read.” “This book is for all those looking for a little help in sorting out, at least to their satisfaction, what religion is all about, and whether it has any place in their future? That the reader will gain a basic insight into the workings of the universe and evolution, is an added bonus.” “Is there any scientifically acceptable evidence for the existence of a God?” The author’s finding was a reluctant “no” but ironically led to a surprising realization that more than compensates for any perceived spiritual loss, and left him far happier than he had hoped. If the reader is moved to do his/her own thinking and reasoning, even in dissent, then the author will have succeeded. “It was an easy, enjoyable read, void of ‘filler’ and left me with much thinking to do,” was a typical comment.

One Universe

Author: Neil de Grasse Tyson
Publisher: Joseph Henry Press
ISBN: 0309593255
File Size: 77,75 MB
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A new window opens onto the cosmos.... Almost every day we are challenged by new information from the outermost reaches of space. Using straightforward language, One Universe explores the physical principles that govern the workings of our own world so that we can appreciate how they operate in the cosmos around us. Bands of color in a sunlit crystal and the spectrum of starlight in giant telescopes, the arc of a hard-hit baseball and the orbit of the moon, traffic patterns on a freeway and the spiral arms in a galaxy full of stars--they're all tied together in grand and simple ways. We can understand the vast cosmos in which we live by exploring three basic concepts: motion, matter, and energy. With these as a starting point, One Universe shows how the physical principles that operate in our kitchens and backyards are actually down-to-Earth versions of cosmic processes. The book then takes us to the limits of our knowledge, asking the ultimate questions about the origins and existence of life as we know it and where the universe came from--and where it is going. Glorious photographs--many seen for the first time in these pages--and original illustrations expand and enrich our understanding. Evocative and clearly written, One Universe explains complex ideas in ways that every reader can grasp and enjoy. This book captures the grandeur of the heavens while making us feel at home in the cosmos. Above all, it helps us realize that galaxies, stars, planets, and we ourselves all belong to One Universe.

The Friendly Guide To Mythology

Author: Nancy Hathaway
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140240870
File Size: 77,47 MB
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A lively reference to mythology combs the world's great civilizations for its most powerful stories of creation, destruction, fertility, love, and divine cunning from Asia, Africa, Europe, Oceania, and the Americas. Reprint.

Astrophysics For People In A Hurry

Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393609405
File Size: 11,71 MB
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The #1 New York Times Bestseller: The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist. What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There’s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day. While you wait for your morning coffee to brew, for the bus, the train, or a plane to arrive, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.

The Convoluted Universe Book 3

Author: Dolores Cannon
Publisher: Ozark Mountain Publishing
ISBN: 1886940797
File Size: 13,27 MB
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This sequel to The Convoluted Universe - Book One provides metaphysical information obtained through numerous subjects by hypnotic past-life regression.

Sizing Up The Universe

Author: J. Richard Gott
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426206511
File Size: 64,67 MB
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Using space photographs and scaled maps, demonstrates the actual size of objects in the cosmos, from Buzz Aldrin's historic footprint on the Moon to the entire visible universe, with a gatefold of the Gott-Juric Map of the Universe.

Rare Earth

Author: Peter D. Ward
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0387218483
File Size: 34,76 MB
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What determines whether complex life will arise on a planet, or even any life at all? Questions such as these are investigated in this groundbreaking book. In doing so, the authors synthesize information from astronomy, biology, and paleontology, and apply it to what we know about the rise of life on Earth and to what could possibly happen elsewhere in the universe. Everyone who has been thrilled by the recent discoveries of extrasolar planets and the indications of life on Mars and the Jovian moon Europa will be fascinated by Rare Earth, and its implications for those who look to the heavens for companionship.

Nightwatch

Author: Terence Dickinson
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 1552093026
File Size: 76,94 MB
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Offers advice on observing the stars and constellations, discusses useful equipment, and includes information on the moon, comets, eclipses, and planets