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.
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"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.
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Across the Universe

Author: Beth Revis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101486085

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 448

View: 7951

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.
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Was macht uns schlauer?

Die führenden Wissenschaftler unserer Zeit über neue Strategien, unser Wissen zu erweitern

Author: John Brockman

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104026610

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

View: 9821

Der große Visionär, Wissenschaftsaktivist und Literaturagent John Brockmann hat den führenden Köpfen aus unterschiedlichsten Disziplinen die Frage gestellt, welche neuen wissenschaftlichen Konzepte und Ideen unser Wissen wesentlich erweitern werden. Hierbei sind die Naturwissenschaften ebenso wie die Philosophie, die Künste und die Rechts- und die Wirtschaftswissenschaften angesprochen. Eine spannende Debatte u. a. mit Daniel Kahneman, Richard Dawkins, Brian Eno, J. Craig Venter, Martin Rees, Ernst Pöppel, Gerd Gigerenzer, Nicholas Christakis, Lisa Randall, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Steven Pinker und George Dyson. »Man muss Brockman und den Wissenschaftlern dankbar sein. Viel zu selten werden Fragen diskutiert, die an unserem Selbstverständnis als Mensch rütteln oder Überzeugungen und mit ihnen Deutungshoheiten und Herrschaftsstrukturen in Frage stellen.« Deutschlandradio Kultur
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The Rough Guide to the Universe

Author: John Scalzi

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781858289397

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 390

View: 7356

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.
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Poetry of the Universe

Author: Robert Osserman

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307790584

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 9403

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.
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Realm of the Universe

Author: George Ogden Abell

Publisher: Saunders College Publishing


Category: Astronomy

Page: 438

View: 8445

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Understanding the Universe

Author: N.A

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1434955974


Page: N.A

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All about the universe

Author: David Dietz

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers


Category: Science

Page: 144

View: 3399

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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.
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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.
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Water in the Universe

Author: Arnold Hanslmeier

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048199846

Category: Science

Page: 242

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Due to its specific chemical and physical properties, water is essential for life on Earth. And it is assumed that this would be the case for extraterrestrial life as well. Therefore it is important to investigate where water can be found in the Universe. Although there are places that are completely dry, places where the last rainfall happened probably several 100 million years ago, surprisingly this substance is quite omnipresent. In the outer solar system the large satellites of Jupiter and Saturn are covered by a thick layer of ice that could be hiding a liquid ocean below. This of course brings up the question of whether the recently detected extrasolar planets could have some water on their surfaces and how we can detect this. Water molecules are also found in interstellar gas and dust clouds. This book begins with an introductory chapter reviewing the physical and chemical properties of water. Then it illuminates the apparent connection between water and life. This is followed by chapters dealing with our current knowledge of water in the solar system, followed by a discussion concerning the potential presence and possible detection of water on exoplanets. The signature of water in interstellar space and stars are reviewed before the origin of water in the Universe is finally discussed. The book ends with an appendix on detection methods, satellite missions and astrophysical concepts touched upon in the main parts of the book. The search for water in the Universe is related to the search for extraterrestrial life and is of fundamental importance for astrophysics, astrobiology and other related topics. This book therefore addresses students and researchers in these fields.
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Life in the Universe

The Abundance of Extraterrestrial Civilizations

Author: James Newsome Pierce

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1599424517

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 247

View: 7885

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
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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).
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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.
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Intricate Maze of the Universe

Author: Tajeco

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438913508

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 108

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Intricate Maze of the Universe is the second published book by author Tajeco. His first book, Infinite Floetry, was released in 2001. This new book is a continuation of the first, consisting of poetry, lyrics, observations, social commentary, and imaginative word play. Intricate Maze of the Universe captures the highlights from Tajeco's unpublished books #5 through #8, written between January 8, 2001, and July 13, 2008. Tajeco believes we should not distance ourselves mentally or spiritually from other people on this planet, simply because we live in different apartments, houses, towns, cities, states, countries, or continents. Here we are, on our Earth, part of our Sun's solar system, in the Milky Way Galaxy, among billions of galaxies in this vast amount of space. Journey into the depths of your mind, and take your time, as you make your way through the Intricate Maze of the Universe.
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Star Marshal - Police in the Universe

Author: Uwe H. Sültz

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 373922617X

Category: Fiction

Page: 88

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Die Hüter des Gesetzes im Universum, die Star Marshals, sorgen im 25. Jahrhundert für Recht und Ordnung. Vom Mars Hauptquartier, dem STAR MARSHAL OFFICE, aus, werden sie mit ihren Polizei-Raumschiffen eingesetzt. Was passieren kann, wenn jemand einem Schwarzen Loch zu nahe kommt, was das Omnium ist, wenn man einen Zeit-Sprung in den Wilden Westen erlebt, wie man einen Revolver aus 1880 zu einer High-Tech-Waffe umbaut und was es mit dem hochexplosiven Krysilium auf sich hat, das alles erfahren Sie in diesem Science-Fiction-Western.
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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.
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