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.

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.

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.

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 Origin and Evolution of the Universe

Author: Ben Zuckerman,Matthew Arnold Malkan
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763700300
Category: Science
Page: 152
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The study of the origin and evolution of the universe encompasses many of the most fascinating questions in science. What is our place in the universe? How did everything in it get started, from galaxies and stars, to planets and people? And what does the future hold, for our star, and our universe? Recently, scientists have made remarkable advances in providing concrete answers to these profound questions. The new technologies of observational astronomy, with its ground- and space-based gamma-ray, X-ray, ultraviolet, infrared and radio telescopes, is truly producing a new golden age of discovery. This book presents the excitement of these new discoveries in the larger context of cosmic evolution. The distinguished contributors are leading researchers at the cutting edge of these fields, and they also excel in explaining these subjects to the broader public. They offer the latest insights into these rapidly advancing fields, covering the origin and evolution of the universe, the chemical elements, galaxies, the evolution of stars, planets, and biological life. Essential physical concepts are clearly and carefully explained at the introductory college level. Related concepts from chemistry, geology, and biology are organized and integrated into the discussions. An extensive glossary is provided, and mathematical detail has been deliberately kept simple, to make the chapters accessible to anyone with an appreciation of science. The result is stimulating exploration of the frontiers of modern science that will intrigue both amateurs and professionals.

Images of the Universe

Author: Carole Stott
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521424196
Category: Science
Page: 237
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Articles written by amateur and professional astronomers discuss such topics as the first one second of the universe, the Milky Way, our surrounding planets, and when and how our universe was created

Zorn / Radio Universe

Author: Nino Haratischwili
Publisher: Verlag der Autoren
ISBN: 3886613941
Category: Drama
Page: 144
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In ZORN stehen acht Menschen an Wendepunkten ihres Lebens, ihre Biographien berühren sich einen schicksalhaften Moment lang und sind von da an unlösbar ineinander verschränkt. Es ist ein einziger Tag, an dem jeder von ihnen in eine Ausnahmesituation gerät, die eine Entscheidung abfordert – die Wahrheit zu sagen oder sie zu verleugnen, sich zum Leben oder zum Tod zu bekennen, Stärke zu zeigen oder Schwäche zuzulassen. Im eigenen, kleinen Radius erproben Haratischwilis Figuren, wie es ist, sich nicht mehr abzufinden und einmal konsequent zu sein: Celia und Adam, die ihren Sohn vermissen; die erfolgreiche Fernsehproduzentin Martha; Rafael, der Terroristenjäger; die sterbenskranke Rula, die ihrem Kind eine bessere Zukunft bieten will; Oskar, der mit Butterfahrten zum "Verkäufer des Jahres" avanciert; sowie Anton und Antonia, ein junges Paar, die sich beide nicht zurecht finden in der Welt, wie sie ist, und die am Ende doch als einzige einen Entschluss fassen. RADIO UNIVERSE spielt in einer Nacht im August 2008 zur Zeit des Kaukasus-Konflikts. Private wie gesellschaftliche Krisen beherrschen diese Nacht, in der in Deutschland Schnee fällt, mitten im Sommer, und in der in Georgien unvermittelt Bomben fallen. Sechs einsame Figuren begleitet Haratischwili durch die Nacht: an verschiedenen Orten, mit unterschiedlichen Geschichten. Und doch sind sie alle miteinander verbunden, nicht zuletzt dank Jo, dem Radiomoderator, dessen Sendung die Grenzen von Ort und Zeit zu überwinden scheint.

Universe Of Fantasies

Aufstieg eines Erotik-Imperiums
Author: Harry Baumann
Publisher: neobooks
ISBN: 384761715X
Category: Fiction
Page: 321
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Nach der Flucht von einer brennenden Insel im Golf von Thailand baut Harry gemeinsam mit der Engländerin Emily eine Erotik-Firma auf. Als Emily merkt, dass die Ex-Freundin von Harry wieder da ist, verlässt sie die Firma wutentbrannt. Dank der Hilfe Carina von Steinecks expandiert Universe Of Fantasies, bis der russische Oligarch Piatow Harry ein ungewöhnliches Geschenk überreicht – eine bildhübsche Frau. Maria Helena hat allerdings noch eine Rechnung mit Larissa, der Geliebten Piatow’s, offen. Bei erster sich bietender Gelegenheit greift sie zur Waffe...Damit nicht genug, wird auch noch die israelische Security-Mitarbeiterin Aleana Levi vermisst...

A Universe of Atoms, An Atom in the Universe

Author: Mark P. Silverman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387954370
Category: Computers
Page: 417
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This is a book of essays describing some of the strange systems that Silverman has investigated over the years, systems whose properties or behavior are surprising not only to the general reader but in some cases even to the seasoned physicist. A sort of personal odyssey in physics, the book uses little mathematics, and anyone with a little college physics will be able to read it with pleasure.

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.

What's the Point of Life, Death and the Universe?

Author: Gurdeep Brar
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1460205715
Category: Education
Page: 264
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"The unexamined life is not worth living." - Socrates Have you ever wondered what the purpose of life is? Why humans are here on earth? Have you thought about what will happen when your heart stops beating? Where you will go after you die? Have you ever questioned what the point of life, death, and the universe is? What's the Point of Life, Death, and the Universe?: Find Out Why You Exist answers the profound questions that every human being asks themselves. With heartwarming passion and grace, author Gurdeep Brar explains the realities of our existence, including our relationship with ourselves, the universe, the spirit world, and the paranormal world. It is part memoir, part spiritual manifesto, and part self-help work-book. Thought provoking questions conclude chapters, which will actively engage you, and help you understand your life. With the utmost compassion, this book will guide you through your own special spiritual journey. It will improve every aspect of your life and help you find the meaning and purpose for your existence. What's the Point of Life, Death, and the Universe?: Find Out Why You Exist answers the profound questions that every human being asks themselves. With heartwarming passion and grace, author Gurdeep Brar explains the realities of our existence, including why we are here, what the purpose of life is, and where we go in the afterlife.

Pathways to the Universe

Author: Sir Francis Graham-Smith,Sir Bernard Lovell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521320047
Category: Science
Page: 239
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Explains how to become an astronomer, looks at the types of telescopes being used to study the universe, and discusses the moon, planets, comets, the sun, supernovas, galaxies, and pulsars

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.

Formation of Structure in the Universe

Author: Avishai Dekel,Jeremiah P. Ostriker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521586320
Category: Science
Page: 470
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An up-to-date and comprehensive graduate-level textbook on the fast-moving subject of structure formation in cosmology, written by eleven world-leading authorities.

The Disappearance of the Universe

Author: Gary R. Renard
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458781917
Category: Ascended masters
Page: 664
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Two remarkable teachers came into Gary Renard's life in 1992, he chose to listen to them carefully. (And ask a lot of questions.) The result is this startling book; An extraordinary record of 17 mind-bending conversations that took place over nearly a decade, reorienting the author's life, and giving the world an uncompromising introduction to a spiritual teaching destined to change human history.