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The Astronomy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
by DK

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

September 05, 2017

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<p>An essential guide to milestone developments in astronomy, telling the story of our ideas about space, time, and the physics of the cosmos-from ancient times to the present day.</p><p>From planets and stars to black holes and the Big Bang, take a journey through the wonders of the universe. Featuring topics from the Copernican Revolution to the mind-boggling theories of recent science, <i><b>The Astronomy Book</b></i> uses flowcharts, graphics, and illustrations to help clarify hard-to-grasp concepts and explain almost 100 big astronomical ideas. Covering the biographies of key astronomers through the ages such as Ptolemy, Galileo, Newton, Hubble, and Hawking, <i><b>The Astronomy Book</b></i> details their theories and discoveries in a user-friendly format to make the information accessible and easy to follow.</p>
A New World
by Whitley Strieber

Language

English

Pages

254

Publication Date

November 15, 2019

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In September of 2015 the visitors who figured in Whitley Strieber's immortal bestseller Communion returned to his life. A New World details their powerful message: <br /><br />A New World is Coming鈥f We Can Take It.<br /><br />In 2018, the US Navy admitted that videos taken off the carrier Nimitz by pilots using ultra-sophisticated cameras, were of unknown objects with incredible flight characteristics. Add to this the past 70 years of UFO evidence, and it is now undeniable that something unknown is flying around in our skies. But why are they here?<br /><br />There are millions of close encounter witnesses who would say that they are here for us, and have already been in contact with us for two generations, while the official world and the media have been in denial.<br /><br />In 1987, author Whitley Strieber published Communion about his own close encounter. It was met with brutal skepticism...but not from other close encounter witnesses, who wrote him in their hundreds of thousands, telling of their own experiences. As it has been increasingly realized that something real is happening, a great university has archived this precious record.<br /><br />After 33 years of having them in his life, and an entirely new group of encounters starting in 2015, Whitley Strieber returns with a new vision of contact that will shatter all of our previous theories and beliefs and reveal the experience for what it is: the strangest, most powerful and potentially most important thing that has ever happened to mankind.<br /><br />From A New World<br /><br />As science advances, we are finding that the universe is far larger and more complex than we ever imagined, and mysterious beings like our visitors, which we dismissed as imaginary, are turning out to be real. This is calling to all of us to find a new life鈥攁 new world鈥攊n which they play a part.<br />As we are coming to realize that they are real and here, we also find ourselves asking the question that Col. Philip Corso asked so long ago when he found himself facing them: 鈥淲hat鈥檚 in it for us?鈥?lt;br />They want to join us. They need us, but more, we need them鈥攖heir wisdom and their insight into the peril of our world and how to ensure our future.<br />Dare we open our door to them?<br /><br />Praise for A New World<br /><br />鈥淲hitley Strieber鈥檚 magical books about his encounters with the uncanny have captured my imagination since childhood. A New World find the master in top form, from a stirring and ultra high strangeness experience at Wounded Knee to grand speculations about consciousness, communion and the future of humanity. A fascinating, mysterious book.鈥?lt;br /> <br /> --Josh Boone, director of The Fault in Our Stars<br /><br />鈥淢r. Strieber writes with the precious sanity of an intuitive savant. In describing so clearly true experiences that baffle most of us, he opens our minds to accept with grace meanings we need to learn are very real.鈥?lt;br /> <br /> --Christopher Green, MD, PhD<br /><br />鈥淧rovocative and riveting. I couldn鈥檛 put it down. Strieber confronts the mystery of close encounter with fresh insight and depth, wrapping up his years of interaction with the phenomenon he calls 鈥渢he visitors.鈥?Now there is more urgency for contact than ever before, and this book explains how that might happen.鈥?lt;br /><br /> --Leslie Kean, Investigative Reporter and Author of Surviving Death, a Journalist Investigates Evidence for an Afterlife<br /><br />鈥淚 entered Whitley Strieber鈥檚 New World and couldn鈥檛 put it down. Humankind has always wondered what extraterrestrial life would look like, be like, act like. The 鈥渧isitors鈥?of A New World are unlike anything we have conceived, in other words, they are truly alien. Enter this risky new world and leave warned鈥nd empowered.鈥?lt;br /><br /> --Diana Walsh Pasulka, Chair, Department of Philosophy and Religion, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, author of American Cosmic<br /><br />
A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: The Mathematical...
by Michael S. Schneider

Language

English

Pages

351

Publication Date

April 01, 2014

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<p></p><strong>The Universe May Be a Mystery,<br />But It's No Secret</strong><p></p><p>Michael Schneider leads us on a spectacular, lavishly illustrated journey along the numbers one through ten to explore the mathematical principles made visible in flowers, shells, crystals, plants, and the human body, expressed in the symbolic language of folk sayings and fairy tales, myth and religion, art and architecture. This is a new view of mathematics, not the one we learned at school but a comprehensive guide to the patterns that recur through the universe and underlie human affairs. <em>A Beginner's Guide to Constructing, the Universe</em> shows you: </p><p></p><ul><li>Why cans, pizza, and manhole covers are round.<p></p><p></p></li><li>Why one and two weren't considered numbers by the ancient Greeks.<p></p> <p></p></li><li>Why squares show up so often in goddess art and board games.<p></p> <p></p></li><li>What property makes the spiral the most widespread shape in nature, from embryos and hair curls to hurricanes and galaxies. <p></p><p></p></li><li>How the human body shares the design of a bean plant and the solar system. <p></p><p></p></li><li>How a snowflake is like Stonehenge, and a beehive like a calendar. <p></p><p></p></li><li>How our ten fingers hold the secrets of both a lobster and a cathedral. <p></p><p></p></li><li>And much more. </li></ul><p></p>
The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs: Use Outdoor Clues to Find...
by Tristan Gooley

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

August 26, 2015

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<p><b>Turn Every Walk into a Game of Detection</b></p><p>When writer and navigator Tristan Gooley journeys outside, he sees a natural world filled with clues. The roots of a tree indicate the sun鈥檚 direction; the Big Dipper tells the time; a passing butterfly hints at the weather; a sand dune reveals prevailing wind; the scent of cinnamon suggests altitude; a budding flower points south. To help you understand nature as he does, Gooley shares more than 850 tips for forecasting, tracking, and more, gathered from decades spent walking the landscape around his home and around the world. Whether you鈥檙e walking in the country or city, along a coastline, or by night, this is the ultimate resource on what the land, sun, moon, stars, plants, animals, and clouds can reveal 鈥?if you only know how to look!</p>
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
by Neil de Grasse Tyson

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English

Pages

222

Publication Date

May 02, 2017

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<p><strong>Over a year on the <em>New York Times</em> bestseller list and more than a million copies sold.<br /><br /><br /><br />The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist.</strong></p><br /><p>What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There鈥檚 no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.</p><br /><p>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.</p><br /><p>While you wait for your morning coffee to brew, for the bus, the train, or a plane to arrive, <em>Astrophysics for People in a Hurry</em> 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.</p>
Brief Answers to the Big Questions
by Stephen Hawking

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English

Pages

227

Publication Date

October 16, 2018

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<b>#1聽<i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER 鈥?The world-famous cosmologist and author of <i>A Brief History of Time</i> leaves us with his final thoughts on the biggest questions facing humankind.</b><br /><br /><b>鈥淗awking鈥檚 parting gift to humanity . . . a book every thinking person worried about humanity鈥檚 future should read.鈥濃€擭PR</b><br /><br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>Forbes </i>鈥?<i>The Guardian </i>鈥?<i>Wired </i></b><br /><br /> Stephen Hawking was the most renowned scientist since Einstein, known both for his groundbreaking work in physics and cosmology and for his mischievous sense of humor. He educated millions of readers about the origins of the universe and the nature of black holes, and inspired millions more by defying a terrifying early prognosis of ALS, which originally gave him only two years to live. In later life he could communicate only by using a few facial muscles, but he continued to advance his field and serve as a revered voice on social and humanitarian issues.<br /><br />Hawking not only unraveled some of the universe鈥檚 greatest mysteries but also believed science plays a critical role in fixing problems here on Earth. Now, as we face immense challenges on our planet鈥攊ncluding climate change, the threat of nuclear war, and the development of artificial intelligence鈥攈e turns his attention to the most urgent issues facing us.<br /><br /> Will humanity survive? Should we colonize space? Does God exist? 鈥嬧€婽hese are just a few of the questions Hawking addresses in this wide-ranging, passionately argued final book from one of the greatest minds in history.<br /><br /> Featuring a foreword by Eddie Redmayne, who won an Oscar playing Stephen Hawking, an introduction by Nobel Laureate Kip Thorne, and an afterword from Hawking鈥檚 daughter, Lucy,聽<i>Brief Answers to the Big Questions</i> is a brilliant last message to the world.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Brief Answers to the Big Questions</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淸Hawking is] a symbol of the soaring power of the human mind.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淗awking鈥檚 final message to readers . . . is a hopeful one.鈥?lt;b>鈥擟NN</b><br /><br /> 鈥淏risk, lucid peeks into the future of science and of humanity.鈥?lt;b><i>鈥擳he Wall Street Journal</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淗awking pulls no punches on subjects like machines taking over, the biggest threat to Earth, and the possibilities of intelligent life in space.鈥?lt;b><i>鈥擰uartz</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淓ffortlessly instructive, absorbing, up to the minute and鈥攚here it matters鈥攚itty.鈥?lt;b><i>鈥擳he Guardian</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淭his beautiful little book is a fitting last twinkle from a new star in the firmament above.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The Telegraph</i></b>
Nomad: A Thriller (The New Earth Series Book 1)
by Matthew Mather

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English

Pages

342

Publication Date

August 11, 2015

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Read the novel voted <b>Science Fiction Book of the Year</b>*, now in development as a major motion picture. <i>Nomad </i>is the first book in a new four-part epic from million-copy bestseller Matthew Mather.<br /><br /><b>Humanity only has days to prepare. Can one family survive?</b><br /><br />SOMETHING MASSIVE IS COMING, and it's heading for Earth. That's what astronomer Ben Rollins is told by NASA after being dragged out of bed in the middle of the night. His first instinct is to call his daughter, Jessica, who's vacationing in Italy with his wife.<br /><br />鈥淚t's a hundred times bigger than the sun,鈥?Ben tells them. 鈥淪omehow we can't see it yet, and we don't know what it is, but they're calling it Nomad--and in just months, <i>the Earth may be destroyed.鈥?lt;/i><br /><br />But how did they miss detecting it until now? <br /><br />The world erupts into chaos as the end approaches, and Ben discovers his wife and daughter are trapped in Europe. <br /><br />The key to Nomad's mystery--and humanity's ultimate survival--rests in the answers Ben pieces together from his old Cold War-era research papers, in the midst of a desperate scramble across continents to find his family before Nomad swallows the planet. <br /><br /><hr /><br /><b>A Coming Apocalypse鈥?lt;br /><br />A Mystery from Deep Space鈥?lt;br /><br />An Epic Adventure Thriller鈥?lt;br /><br />Backed by Real Science.</b><br /><br /><hr /> <br /><i>Nomad</i> is the first novel in a four-book saga that follows one family's fight to survive on a new Earth after a whole new category of disaster, all the more frightening as the science behind it was developed by a team of astrophysicists from CERN, SETI, and the Keck Observatory. This sweeping epic comes from the mind of author Matthew Mather, whose novels have sold over a million copies and been translated and published in 24 countries. <br /><br />* Voted <strong>Science Fiction Book of the Year</strong> in 2015 by Authors on Air Global network (2 million listeners in 46 countries). <i>Nomad</i> has ranked as Amazon鈥檚 bestselling book in the adventure, dystopian, hard science fiction, and post-apocalyptic categories, and Amazon鈥檚 bestseller in the techno thriller and terrorism thriller categories. <br /><br /><h4>All the books in <i>The New Earth Series</i> are now available on Amazon: </h4><br /><p>Nomad: A Thriller (The New Earth Series, Book 1)<br /><br />Sanctuary (The New Earth Series, Book 2)<br /><br />Resistance (The New Earth Series, Book 3)<br /><br />Destiny (The New Earth Series, Book 4)</p>
A Brief History of Time
by Stephen Hawking

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

May 04, 2011

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<b>#1聽<i>NEW YORK TIMES</i>聽BESTSELLER</b><br /><br />A landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking鈥檚 book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin鈥攁nd what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe unending鈥攐r are there boundaries? Are there other dimensions in space? What will happen when it all ends?<br /><br />Told in language we all can understand,聽<i>A Brief History of Time</i>聽plunges into the exotic realms of black holes and quarks, of antimatter and 鈥渁rrows of time,鈥?of the big bang and a bigger God鈥攚here the possibilities are wondrous and unexpected. With exciting images and profound imagination, Stephen Hawking brings us closer to the ultimate secrets at the very heart of creation.
Letters from an Astrophysicist
by Neil deGrasse Tyson

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English

Pages

253

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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<p><strong><em>New York Times</em> Bestseller<br /><br /><br /><br />A luminous companion to the phenomenal bestseller <em>Astrophysics for People in a Hurry</em>.</strong></p><br /><p>Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has attracted one of the world鈥檚 largest online followings with his fascinating, widely accessible insights into science and our universe. Now, Tyson invites us to go behind the scenes of his public fame by revealing his correspondence with people across the globe who have sought him out in search of answers. In this hand-picked collection of 101 letters, Tyson draws upon cosmic perspectives to address a vast array of questions about science, faith, philosophy, life, and of course, Pluto. His succinct, opinionated, passionate, and often funny responses reflect his popularity and standing as a leading educator.</p><br /><p>Tyson鈥檚 2017 bestseller <em>Astrophysics for People in a Hurry</em> offered more than one million readers an insightful and accessible understanding of the universe. Tyson鈥檚 most candid and heartfelt writing yet, <em>Letters from an Astrophysicist</em> introduces us to a newly personal dimension of Tyson鈥檚 quest to explore our place in the cosmos.</p>
My Brief History
by Stephen Hawking

Language

English

Pages

145

Publication Date

September 10, 2013

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<b>NATIONAL BESTSELLER<br /><br />Stephen Hawking has dazzled readers worldwide with a string of bestsellers exploring the mysteries of the universe. Now, for the first time, perhaps the most brilliant cosmologist of our age turns his gaze inward for a revealing look at his own life and intellectual evolution.</b><br /> 聽<br /> <i>My Brief History</i> recounts Stephen Hawking鈥檚 improbable journey, from his postwar London boyhood to his years of international acclaim and celebrity. Lavishly illustrated with rarely seen photographs, this concise, witty, and candid account introduces readers to a Hawking rarely glimpsed in previous books: the inquisitive schoolboy whose classmates nicknamed him Einstein; the jokester who once placed a bet with a colleague over the existence of a particular black hole; and the young husband and father struggling to gain a foothold in the world of physics and cosmology.<br /> 聽<br /> Writing with characteristic humility and humor, Hawking opens up about the challenges that confronted him following his diagnosis of ALS at age twenty-one. Tracing his development as a thinker, he explains how the prospect of an early death urged him onward through numerous intellectual breakthroughs, and talks about the genesis of his masterpiece <i>A Brief History of Time</i>鈥攐ne of the iconic books of the twentieth century.<br /> 聽<br /> Clear-eyed, intimate, and wise, <i>My Brief History</i> opens a window for the rest of us into Hawking鈥檚 personal cosmos.

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