Cosmological Parameters and the Evolution of the Universe

Author: Katsuhiko Sato
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792354598
Category: Science
Page: 316
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How old is our Universe? At what speed is our Universe expanding? Is our universe flat or curved? How is the hierarchical structure of the present Universe formed? The purpose of IAU Symposium 183 on the Cosmological Parameters and the Evolution of the Universe was to encourage a state-of-the-art discussion and assessment of cosmology by putting together the latest observational data and theoretical ideas on the evolution of the universe and cosmological parameters. In this volume, excellent reviews on these subjects by distinguished scientists are included. The first article by M.S. Longair, `Cosmological Parameters and the Evolution of the Universe: Progress and Prospect', is a magnificent general review which can be understood by non-specialists. The other reviews include Hubble Constants (W.L. Freedman, G.A. Tammann), Microwave Background Radiation (R.B. Partridge, N. Sugiyama), Galaxy Formation and Evolution (R.S. Ellis) and Alternative Cosmological Models (J.V. Narlikar). In addition to the reviews, recent observational and theoretical developments by outstanding active scientists are included.

"Mimicking the Universe"

Das Verhältnis der Lyrik zur 'Realität' bei Simon Armitage
Author: Cornelius Hoffmann
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643127162
Category: English poetry
Page: 350
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In Quest of the Universe

Author: Theo Koupelis,Karl F. Kuhn
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 0763743879
Category: Science
Page: 648
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Ideal for allied health and pre-nursing students, Alcamos Fundamentals of Microbiology, Body Systems Edition, retains the engaging, student-friendly style and active learning approach for which award-winning author and educator Jeffrey Pommerville is known. It presents diseases, complete with new content on recent discoveries, in a manner that is directly applicable to students and organized by body system. A captivating art program, learning design format, and numerous case studies draw students into the text and make them eager to learn more about the fascinating world of microbiology.

Across the Universe

Author: Beth Revis
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101486085
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 448
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Book 1 in the New York Times bestselling trilogy, perfect for fans of Battlestar Gallactica and Passengers! WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO SURVIVE ABOARD A SPACESHIP FUELED BY LIES? Amy is a cryogenically frozen passenger aboard the spaceship Godspeed. She has left her boyfriend, friends--and planet--behind to join her parents as a member of Project Ark Ship. Amy and her parents believe they will wake on a new planet, Centauri-Earth, three hundred years in the future. But fifty years before Godspeed's scheduled landing, cryo chamber 42 is mysteriously unplugged, and Amy is violently woken from her frozen slumber. Someone tried to murder her. Now, Amy is caught inside an enclosed world where nothing makes sense. Godspeed's 2,312 passengers have forfeited all control to Eldest, a tyrannical and frightening leader. And Elder, Eldest's rebellious teenage heir, is both fascinated with Amy and eager to discover whether he has what it takes to lead. Amy desperately wants to trust Elder. But should she put her faith in a boy who has never seen life outside the ship's cold metal walls? All Amy knows is that she and Elder must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets before whoever woke her tries to kill again.

Poetry of the Universe

Author: Robert Osserman
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307790584
Category: Science
Page: 224
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In the bestselling literary tradition of Lewis Thomas's Lives of a Cell and James Watson's The Double Helix, Poetry of the Universe is a delightful and compelling narrative charting the evolution of mathematical ideas that have helped to illuminate the nature of the observable universe. In a richly anecdotal fashion, the book explores teh leaps of imagination and vision in mathematics that have helped pioneer our understanding of the world around us.

Ultimate Explanations of the Universe

Author: Michael Heller
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642021034
Category: Science
Page: 216
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We humans are collectively driven by a powerful - yet not fully explained - instinct to understand. We would like to see everything established, proven, laid bare. The more important an issue, the more we desire to see it clarified, stripped of all secrets, all shades of gray. What could be more important than to understand the Universe and ourselves as a part of it? To find a window onto our origin and our destiny? This book examines how far our modern cosmological theories - with their sometimes audacious models, such as inflation, cyclic histories, quantum creation, parallel universes - can take us towards answering these questions. Can such theories lead us to ultimate truths, leaving nothing unexplained? Last, but not least, Heller addresses the thorny problem of why and whether we should expect to find theories with all-encompassing explicative power.

The Rough Guide to the Universe

Author: John Scalzi
Publisher: Rough Guides
ISBN: 9781858289397
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 390
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Whether you're a novice or an experienced amateur astronomer, The Rough Guide to the Universe is an indispensable book. Giving both a guide to the universe and an accessible overview of the science of astronomy, the Rough Guide features: bull; Concise information on every planet in the solar system, as well as the sun, moon, asteroids and comets. bull; Practical advice on observing the planets and stars, with binoculars, telescopes and the naked eye. bull; Incisive explanations of the latest theories about how the universe began and how it might end, the formation of galaxies and galaxy clusters, and weird concepts such as dark matter, worm holes and superstrings. bull; Dozens of photographs, plus star charts of every constellation, showing the night sky in the Northern and the Southern hemispheres. bull; Detailed listings of star clubs, planetariums, "deep sky " sites and Internet resources. John Scalzi is a writer and backyard astronomer who views the universe from the dark skies of Ohio's Amish Country.


Author: Kevin Kienert
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3842343442
Page: 332
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Das Buch mit dem Titel: "Universe: Nicht - Ich," ist ein weiteres Werk aus der Buchserie: Universe.

Das Marvel Cinematic Universe – Anatomie einer Hyperserie

Theorie, Ästhetik, Ökonomie
Author: Peter Vignold
Publisher: Schüren Verlag
ISBN: 3741000477
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 176
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Das seit 2008 kontinuierlich expandierende Marvel Cinematic Universe gilt als das kommerziell erfolgreichste Filmfranchise der Gegenwart. Die hohe Erfolgsquote des mittlerweile zur Walt Disney Corporation gehörenden Marvel Studios hat eine Reihe von unterschiedlich weit fortgeschrittenen Nachahmungsbemühungen seitens Hollywood in Gang gesetzt, die Formel des Cinematic Universe auf ihre eigenen Filmfranchises zu übertragen. Was aber ist ein Cinematic Universe und wie unterscheidet es sich von einer herkömmlichen Fortsetzungsserie im Kino? Dieser Frage wird anhand einer Untersuchung des Marvel Cinematic Universe am Ende seiner zweiten "Phase" nachgegangen.

God, Or Balance in the Universe

Author: Jay Thomas Willis
Publisher: Infinity Publishing
ISBN: 0741436418
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 104
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Out of our tendency to believe in something bigger than ourselves, we created an all-powerful God, this God is supposed to be capable of supplying all of our needs. It is considered here that this God in the Bible is a myth handed down through fables, folklores and allegories. There is no supernatural God, only a Balance in the Universe, this balance keeps the Universe in perfect motion, and supplies all the necessary resources needed for this magnificient creation to continue. We will reach our ultimate development when we learn to believe and trust in each other.

The Universe

Visions and Perspectives
Author: N. Dadhich,Ajit K. Kembhavi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792362104
Category: Medical
Page: 346
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This volume contains a number of essays by experts in areas of theoretical physics and astrophysics including cosmology, classical and quantum gravity, string theory and relativistic astrophysics. It will provide the reader with excellent reviews of current research in these frontier areas. Several of the essays emphasise alternative views of the Universe by leading astronomers and physicists who are known for their pioneering contributions. The volume is dedicated to Professor Jayant Narlikar, who has concerned himself with fundamental issues in cosmology and gravitation theory over a long and distinguished research career.

Life in the Universe

The Abundance of Extraterrestrial Civilizations
Author: James Newsome Pierce
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 1599424517
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 247
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This book explores the science of extraterrestrial life, with a particular emphasis on the existence of intelligent alien civilizations. It introduces the reader to the basic chemistry associated with life on Earth and describes the planetary and stellar environments that allow us to exist. It also discusses the likelihood of alien life developing at other locations in our galaxy, along with the possibility that we will meet or communicate with them. This book is suitable for use as a text in an introductory "Life in the Universe" course. REVIEWS: Blog Critics Magazine written by Regis Schilken

The Large Scale Structure of the Universe

Author: Malcolm S. Longair,J. Einasto
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789027708953
Category: Science
Page: 464
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The significance of the present IAU symposium, "The Large Scale Structure of the Universe", fortunately requires no elaboration by the editors. The quality of the wide range of observational and theoretical astrophysics contained in this volume speaks for itself. The published version of the proceedings contains all the contributions presented at the symposium with the exception of the introductory lecture by V. A. Ambartsumian. Contributed papers, short contributions and discussions have been included according to the recommendations of the IAU. Many people contributed to the success of the symposium. First of all, thanks are due to the USSR Academy of Sciences and to the Estonian Academy of Sciences for sponsoring this symposium in Tallinn. The efforts of Academician K. Rebane, President of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, are particularly appreciated. The astronomical hosts of the symposium were the members of the W. Struve Astrophysical Observatory of Tartu who made outstanding efforts to lavish participants with Estonian hospitality which was greatly appreciated and enjoyed by them and their guests. The members of the Scientific and Local Organising Committees are listed below and we thank all of them for their contributions which were central to the success of the symposium. In addition are listed members of the Technical Organising Committee who were responsible for all details of the organisation and whose vigilance ensured that all aspects of the symposium ran smoothly and efficiently. Their contributions are all gratefully acknowledged.

Our Place in the Universe

Author: Norman K. Glendenning
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9812708308
Category: Science
Page: 240
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Our Place in the Universe tells the story of our world, formation of the first galaxies and stars formed from great clouds containing the primordial elements made in the first few minutes; birth of stars, their lives and deaths in fiery supernova explosions; formation of the solar system, its planets and many moons; life on Earth, its needs and vicissitudes on land and in the seas; finally exoplanets, planets that surround distant stars. Interspersed in the text are short pieces on some of those who revealed these wonders to us. It is written in a very authoritative and readable form and contains more than 100 color prints of the marvelous galaxies, and nebula that have been taken from space-based and land-based telescopes carried by NASA missions, the European Space Agency, the European Southern Laboratory in Chile and many other sources.

Earths in the Universe

Author: Emanuel Swedenborg
Publisher: The Swedenborg Society
ISBN: 9780854480432
Page: N.A
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

God, Life, Intelligence and the Universe

Author: Hilary D. Regan,Terence J. Kelly
Publisher: ATF Press
ISBN: 9780958639965
Category: Religion
Page: 174
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The task given to the authors of the essays in this collection-3 scholars from 3 different continents-was to examine the phenomenon of intelligence. Human and animal intelligence is known to us. Extra-terrestrial intelligence and artificial intelligence are now serious topics for debate and discussion. The possibilities of extra-terrestrial intelligence and yet-to-be developed forms of artificial intelligence pose questions about how intelligent animals are and what the implications are for our concept of God and the salvific work of Christ. Contributors are: Anna Foerst (USA), John Puddefoot (UK) and Mark Worthing (Australia).

The Origin Of The Universe

Author: John D. Barrow
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780227612
Category: Science
Page: 176
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A leading cosmologist explains our current understanding of space and time There was immense excitement in the scientific community and among the general public when the COBE space probe sent back data that proved not only that the Big Bang had happened but also that it had happened at more or less exactly the time that astronomers had calculated. Barrow describes these finds and then goes on to explain how they allow us to reach back and shed light upon events at the dawn of time. What does it mean to say that the universe appeared out of nothing? Did it need a beginning, and will it ever end? Why do we think that most of the universe is invisible? The ideas that cosmologists are wrestling with are challenging and extraordinary: here they are explained with unfailing fluency.

Life in the Universe

From the Miller Experiment to the Search for Life on other Worlds
Author: Joseph Seckbach,Julian Chela-Flores,Tobias Owen,FRANCOIS Raulin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402023712
Category: Science
Page: 387
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closetoStockholm,StanleyMillergavetheopeninglectureofaconferenceontheMol- ularEvolutionofLife. OnapictureItook,asaco-arrangeroftheseevents,Stanleyisseen approachinginhisusual,modestway,morefocussedonscienti?cdiscussionthanonthe camera. Last but not least, I shall tell you the true story about when we learned that Stanley isanenthusiasticenvironmentalist,inthebestsenseoftheword. About25yearsago,in Stockholm, Stanley, my wife and I strolled in the King's Garden. Its elmtrees were full 7 J. Seckbach et al. (eds. ), Life in the Universe,7–8. C 2004 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands. 8 of young people who, some even spending nights in the trees, prevented the authorities from removing the elmtrees, by ax and saw. Also Stanley signed a petition to save the elmtrees—andtheyweresaved! Stanley, I believe that your greatness as a scientist and as a friend must be linked to the many facets of your wonderful personality. We much look forward to your lecture. THE BEGINNING OF CHEMICAL EVOLUTION EXPERIMENTS Recollections and Perspectives 1 2 3 S. L. MILLER , J. L. BADA , and A.