Universe


Author: Roger Freedman,Robert Geller,William J. Kaufmann
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1464124949
Category: Science
Page: 800
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This comprehensive textbook for the two-term course focuses students on not only the foundational concepts of astronomy but on the process of scientific discovery itself—how we know what we know about the cosmos. Engagingly written and filled helpful pedagogical tools, the book also excels at dispelling widely held misconceptions and helping students avoid common pitfalls as they explore the heavens. Thoroughly updated, the new edition features the latest discoveries and new pedagogy, and is supported by an expanded media/supplements package centered on W. H. Freeman’s extraordinary new online course space, LaunchPad.

Discovering the Universe


Author: Neil F. Comins,William J. Kaufmann
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 142925520X
Category: Science
Page: 638
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Discovering the Universe is the bestselling brief text for descriptive one-term astronomy courses (especially those with no mathematics prerequisites). Carried along by the book's vibrant main theme, "the process of scientific discovery," the Ninth Edition furthers the book’s legacy for presenting concepts clearly and accurately while providing all the pedagogical tools to make the learning process memorable.

Universe


Author: Roger A. Freedman,Robert M. Geller,William J. Kaufmann, III
Publisher: W H Freeman & Company
ISBN: 9781429259514
Category: Science
Page: 762
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Discovering the Essential Universe


Author: Neil F. Comins
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429255196
Category: Science
Page: 300
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Freeman’s briefest, least expensive introductory astronomy text. Discovering the Essential Universe, Fifth Edition is one of the briefest texts available for the introductory astronomy course, while still providing the wide range of factual topics that are the hallmark of the text and are consistent with most course needs. Discovering the Essential Universe provides up-to-date explanations of core concepts in a flexible and student-friendly text, supported by an impressive collection of multimedia resources developed by astronomy education researchers. It is also up to date, reflecting how our knowledge about the universe is expanding at a phenomenal rate.

Horizons: Exploring the Universe, Enhanced


Author: Michael A. Seeds,Dana Backman,Michele M. Montgomery
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305957377
Category: Science
Page: 572
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Now enhanced by new end-of-chapter material in the MindTap online homework system, this new Hybrid version of Mike Seeds', Dana Backman's, and Michele Montgomery's best-selling HORIZONS: EXPLORING THE UNIVERSE, Enhanced Thirteenth Edition, engages students by focusing on two central questions: How Do We Know? which emphasizes the role of evidence in the scientific process, providing insights into how science works; and What Are We? which highlights our place as planet dwellers in an evolving universe, guiding students to ask questions about where we came from and how we formed a perspective that the study of astronomy is uniquely positioned to emphasize. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Discovering the Universe

With Starry Night College
Author: Neil F. Comins,William J. Kaufmann
Publisher: W.H. Freeman
ISBN: 9781464144547
Category: Cosmology
Page: 544
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The ninth edition develops the main theme, 'the process of scientific discovery', through the clear, accurate presentation of key concepts found in previous editions. Updated with current research and modern theories of solar system formation, an 18-month access card for the planetarium software package Starry Night College is also included.

Einstein

His Life and Universe
Author: Walter Isaacson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847395899
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 704
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NOW A MAJOR SERIES 'GENIUS' ON NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, PRODUCED BY RON HOWARD AND STARRING GEOFFREY RUSH Einstein is the great icon of our age: the kindly refugee from oppression whose wild halo of hair, twinkling eyes, engaging humanity and extraordinary brilliance made his face a symbol and his name a synonym for genius. He was a rebel and nonconformist from boyhood days. His character, creativity and imagination were related, and they drove both his life and his science. In this marvellously clear and accessible narrative, Walter Isaacson explains how his mind worked and the mysteries of the universe that he discovered. Einstein's success came from questioning conventional wisdom and marvelling at mysteries that struck others as mundane. This led him to embrace a worldview based on respect for free spirits and free individuals. All of which helped make Einstein into a rebel but with a reverence for the harmony of nature, one with just the right blend of imagination and wisdom to transform our understanding of the universe. This new biography, the first since all of Einstein's papers have become available, is the fullest picture yet of one of the key figures of the twentieth century. This is the first full biography of Albert Einstein since all of his papers have become available -- a fully realised portrait of this extraordinary human being, and great genius. Praise for EINSTEIN by Walter Isaacson:- 'YOU REALLY MUST READ THIS.' Sunday Times 'As pithy as Einstein himself.’ New Scientist ‘[A] brilliant biography, rich with newly available archival material.’ Literary Review ‘Beautifully written, it renders the physics understandable.’ Sunday Telegraph ‘Isaacson is excellent at explaining the science. ' Daily Express

The View From the Center of the Universe

Discovering Our Extraordinary Place in the Cosmos
Author: Joel R. Primack,Nancy Ellen Abrams
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101126884
Category: Science
Page: 400
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In this strikingly original book, a world-renowned cosmologist and an innovative writer of the history and philosophy of science uncover an astonishing truth: Humans actually are central to the universe. What does this mean for our culture and our personal lives? The answer is revolutionary: a science-based cosmology that allows us to understand the universe as a whole and our extraordinary place in it.

Universe: The Solar System


Author: Roger Freedman,Robert Geller,William J. Kaufmann
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429240164
Category: Science
Page: 400
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Universe: The Solar System, Fourth Edition, contains chapters from the following sections of Freedman, Kaufmann, and Geller's Universe, Ninth Edition:Introducing AstronomyPlanets and Moons Plus the following chapters:Our Star: The SunThe Search for Extraterrestrial Life

Universe: Stars and Galaxies


Author: Roger Freedman,Robert Geller,William J. Kaufmann
Publisher: W. H. Freeman
ISBN: 9781319042400
Category: Science
Page: 416
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Universe: Stars and Galaxies, Fifth Edition, contains chapters from the following sections of Freedman, Kaufmann and Geller's Universe, Tenth Edition: Introducing Astronomy Stars and Stellar Evolution Galaxies and Cosmology

How Computers Work


Author: Ron White
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Computer engineering
Page: 421
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Includes Pentium III and MMX processors, fingerprint and voice recognition, notebook and palm computers, MP3 music and digital audio ..."

A Thousand Words For Stranger (10th Anniversary Edition)


Author: Julie E. Czerneda
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440618987
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
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The tenth anniversary edition of Julie Czerneda's debut science fiction novel, the story of a woman on the run, from the law, her own people, and an unknown pursuer. Her memory taken from her by a stasis block, Sira must stay free long enough to regain her identity and the full use of her telepathic powers-for failure may cost not only her own future but that of her entire race.

A Universe from Nothing

Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing
Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451624476
Category: Science
Page: 224
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Bestselling author and acclaimed physicist Lawrence Krauss offers a paradigm-shifting view of how everything that exists came to be in the first place. “Where did the universe come from? What was there before it? What will the future bring? And finally, why is there something rather than nothing?” One of the few prominent scientists today to have crossed the chasm between science and popular culture, Krauss describes the staggeringly beautiful experimental observations and mind-bending new theories that demonstrate not only can something arise from nothing, something will always arise from nothing. With a new preface about the significance of the discovery of the Higgs particle, A Universe from Nothing uses Krauss’s characteristic wry humor and wonderfully clear explanations to take us back to the beginning of the beginning, presenting the most recent evidence for how our universe evolved—and the implications for how it’s going to end. Provocative, challenging, and delightfully readable, this is a game-changing look at the most basic underpinning of existence and a powerful antidote to outmoded philosophical, religious, and scientific thinking.

Galaxies in the Universe

An Introduction
Author: Linda S. Sparke,John S. Gallagher, III
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139462385
Category: Science
Page: 442
View: 1987

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This extensively illustrated book presents the astrophysics of galaxies since their beginnings in the early Universe. It has been thoroughly revised to take into account the most recent observational data, and recent discoveries such as dark energy. There are new sections on galaxy clusters, gamma ray bursts and supermassive black holes. The authors explore the basic properties of stars and the Milky Way before working out towards nearby galaxies and the distant Universe. They discuss the structures of galaxies and how galaxies have developed, and relate this to the evolution of the Universe. The book also examines ways of observing galaxies across the whole electromagnetic spectrum, and explores dark matter and its gravitational pull on matter and light. This book is self-contained and includes several homework problems with hints. It is ideal for advanced undergraduate students in astronomy and astrophysics.

The Five Ages of the Universe

Inside the Physics of Eternity
Author: Fred C. Adams,Greg Laughlin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 143911868X
Category: Science
Page: 288
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As the twentieth century closed, Fred Adams and Greg Laughlin captured the attention of the world by identifying the five ages of time. In The Five Ages of the Universe, Adams and Laughlin demonstrate that we can now understand the complete life story of the cosmos from beginning to end. Adams and Laughlin have been hailed as the creators of the definitive long-term projection of the evolution of the universe. Their achievement is awesome in its scale and profound in its scientific breadth. But The Five Ages of the Universe is more than a handbook of the physical processes that guided our past and will shape our future; it is a truly epic story. Without leaving earth, here is a fantastic voyage to the physics of eternity. It is the only biography of the universe you will ever need.

Four Laws That Drive the Universe


Author: Peter Atkins
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191647632
Category: Science
Page: 144
View: 1867

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The laws of thermodynamics drive everything that happens in the universe. From the sudden expansion of a cloud of gas to the cooling of hot metal, and from the unfurling of a leaf to the course of life itself - everything is directed and constrained by four simple laws. They establish fundamental concepts such as temperature and heat, and reveal the arrow of time and even the nature of energy itself. Peter Atkins' powerful and compelling introduction explains what the laws are and how they work, using accessible language and virtually no mathematics. Guiding the reader from the Zeroth Law to the Third Law, he introduces the fascinating concept of entropy, and how it not only explains why your desk tends to get messier, but also how its unstoppable rise constitutes the engine of the universe.

A Short History of Nearly Everything


Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 0385674503
Category: Science
Page: 560
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One of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it. In In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand -- and, if possible, answer -- the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining. From the Hardcover edition.

Foundations of Astronomy


Author: Michael A. Seeds,Dana Backman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305562399
Category: Science
Page: 688
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Fascinating, engaging, and extremely visual, FOUNDATIONS OF ASTRONOMY, Thirteenth Edition, emphasizes the scientific method throughout as it guides students to answer two fundamental questions: What are we? And how do we know? In addition to exploring the newest developments and latest discoveries in the exciting field of astronomy, authors Michael Seeds and Dana Backman discuss the interplay between evidence and hypothesis, providing both factual information and a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of science. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Foreigner


Author: C. J. Cherryh
Publisher: D A W Books, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780756402518
Category: Fiction
Page: 428
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Two hundred years after a group of humans had lost a war to the atevi, Bren Cameron, the only human allowed into the atevi society, realizes that he must forge a bond between the two seemingly incompatible species. Reprint. PW. K.