Understanding Our Universe

Understanding Our Universe
Author: Stacy Palen,George Blumenthal,Laura Kay
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2018-01-09
ISBN: 9780393631715
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Our Universe Book Excerpt:

Research shows that active learning supports deeper, long-term understanding. The Third Edition text and media package gives students more opportunities to interact with astronomy--both in real life and online. The new edition provides all the resources you need to make it easy to incorporate active learning into the classroom.

Understanding Our Universe

Understanding Our Universe
Author: Stacy Palen,George Blumenthal
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2020-10-15
ISBN: 9780393533811
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Our Universe Book Excerpt:

Stacy Palen knows that introductory astronomy may be the only science course some students take in their college careers, so it's their best chance to develop scientific literacy. Education research shows that the best way to attain scientific literacy is through active learning. Understanding Our Universe, Fourth Edition makes it easier for instructors to help students understand the concepts and learn to value science by providing activities that can be used before, during, and after class. By expanding her pedagogy to include What If scenarios and What an Astronomer Sees figure captions, Stacy helps students build scientific literacy and to think critically about science in the media.

Understanding Our Universe

Understanding Our Universe
Author: Stacy E. Palen,Laura Kay,Brad Smith,George Blumenthal
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 485
Release: 2011-11-01
ISBN: 9780393912104
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Our Universe Book Excerpt:

Includes Vocabulary Alert, Working It Out (mathematics), Reading Astronomy News, and Exploration boxes throughout the text.

Understanding Our Universe

Understanding Our Universe
Author: Stacy Palen,Laura Kay,Brad Smith,George Blumenthal
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2014-09-04
ISBN: 9780393936315
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Our Universe Book Excerpt:

Students learn astronomy by doing astronomy.

Understanding Our Universe Third Edition

Understanding Our Universe  Third Edition
Author: Stacy Palen,Laura Kay,George Blumenthal
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2018
ISBN: 9780393631760
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Understanding the Universe

Understanding the Universe
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Dorrance Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1434955974
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Understanding Our Universe

Understanding Our Universe
Author: Stacy Palen,Laura Kay,George Ray Blumenthal
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-10
ISBN: 9780393614428
Category: Astronomy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Framework of Reality Understanding Our Subtle Spiritual Nature

Framework of Reality  Understanding Our Subtle Spiritual Nature
Author: Douglas Kinney
Publsiher: Mira Digital Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-06-06
ISBN: 0991226313
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Framework of Reality Understanding Our Subtle Spiritual Nature Book Excerpt:

Framework of Reality highlights unfolding developments that are revolutionizing our understanding of ourselves and our place in the universe. Scientists and scientifically trained researchers are providing us with a rich and expanding base of knowledge about strange and unusual phenomena observed in quantum physics, cosmology, biology, psychology, disease and healing, death, and reincarnation investigations. It is a companion book to Frontiers of Knowledge, which is a large research book with all the details and all the references. Framework provides all the same information in a summary form. (It can be considered the "Cliffs Notes" for Frontiers of Knowledge.) Insights from quantum physics suggest that the basis of our physical universe is mental—conscious thought. Other discoveries are causing us to redefine our concepts of mind and this elusive thing we call consciousness. The verified near-death out-of-body experiences (OBEs) show that consciousness can exist in a nonphysical form--indicating that mind is not tied to the physical brain. New concepts of reality are also needed to explain the incredibly fine-tuned characteristics of our physical universe. The mysterious nature of dark energy and dark matter suggests that their source resides in subtle-energy dimensions. Strong hints of subtle dimensions are also provided in near-death OBEs, subtle-energy healings, and documented accounts of very unusual mind-body effects. Thousands of between-lives spiritual regression cases and the deeper near-death experiences provide us with fairly consistent descriptions of a nonphysical realm populated by souls living in a highly developed culture that is interacting with humans. This revolutionary information demands a revised and expanded view of reality—one in which spirituality is the underlying source of reality. Highlights on all of the above and more are presented in Framework of Reality, and they provide readers with the outline of this new revolution in knowledge.

At the Edge of Time

At the Edge of Time
Author: Dan Hooper
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2021-04-06
ISBN: 0691206422
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

At the Edge of Time Book Excerpt:

A new look at the first few seconds after the Big Bang—and how research into these moments continues to revolutionize our understanding of our universe Scientists in recent decades have made crucial discoveries about how our cosmos evolved over the past 13.8 billion years. But we still know little about what happened in the first seconds after the Big Bang. At the Edge of Time focuses on what we have learned and are striving to understand about this mysterious period at the beginning of cosmic history. Delving into the remarkable science of cosmology, Dan Hooper describes many of the extraordinary questions that scientists are asking about the origin and nature of our world. Hooper examines how the Large Hadron Collider and other experiments re-create the conditions of the Big Bang, how we may finally discover the way dark matter was formed during our universe’s first moments, and how, with new telescopes, we are lifting the veil on the era of cosmic inflation. At the Edge of Time presents an accessible investigation of our universe and its birth.

The Summation of Elohim

The Summation of Elohim
Author: Deick Condrad Williams
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2011-06-13
ISBN: 1462016502
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Summation of Elohim Book Excerpt:

God made the universe simplistic; man made the understanding of the universe complicated. The modern world has so many theoriesso many voices expounding on how the universe began, how it works, and how it may endits no wonder there is mass confusion that can end in miscommunication, hatred, and war. On deeper examination of the facts, however, we find that all these theories and voices have more in common than they believe. In The Summation of Elohim, author Deick Conrad Williams simplifies and unifies societal beliefs of science and spiritualitythe beliefs of our civilizationand shows how understanding our universe on a new level helps us understand our relationship to God, to each other, and to ourselves. Williams, a philosopher and mathematician who has devoted his life to studying the workings of the universe though the lens of numerous disciplines, first explores the universes beginnings, the advent of humanity, and how organized religion allowed civilization to flourish. Then, with minimal mathematical equations and ample analogies to modern life, Williams offers fresh, valuable insights on the algorithms governing our universeand the chaos inherent to its existence. From exploring the chakras and how to produce multiple orgasms to the Freudian id manifest in the seven deadly sins, The Summation of Elohim takes an enlightening journey toward understanding our universe and our vital role within it. NOTE TO READER: This book does not need to be read cover to cover. Find a part of the book in the table of contents that sounds interesting and start from there.

100 Years of Relativity

100 Years of Relativity
Author: Abhay Ashtekar
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 510
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9812563946
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

100 Years of Relativity Book Excerpt:

Divided into three parts, this volume focuses on a summary of how relativity theories were born. It also discusses the ramifications of general relativity, such as black holes, space-time singularities, gravitational waves, the large scale structure of the cosmos, and more. It includes summaries of radical changes in the notions of space and time.

Understanding Our Mind

Understanding Our Mind
Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publsiher: Parallax Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2002-02-09
ISBN: 1888375302
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Our Mind Book Excerpt:

A finalist for the 2001 Nautilus Award, Understanding Our Mind, is Thich Nhat Hanh’s profound look at Buddhist psychology with insights into how these ancient teachings apply to the modern world. Based on the fifty verses on the nature of consciousness taken from the great fifth-century Buddhist master Vasubandhu and the teachings of the Avatamsaka Sutra, Thich Nhat Hanh focuses on the direct experience of recognizing, embracing, and looking deeply into the nature of our feelings and perceptions. Presenting the basic teachings of Buddhist applied psychology, Understanding Our Mind shows us how our mind is like a field, where every kind of seed is planted—seeds of suffering, anger, happiness, and peace. The quality of our life depends on the quality of the seeds in our mind. If we know how to water seeds of joy and transform seeds of suffering, then understanding, love, and compassion will flower. Vietnamese Zen Master Thuong Chieu said, "When we understand how our mind works, the practice becomes easy."

Science Society and the Search for Life in the Universe

Science  Society  and the Search for Life in the Universe
Author: Bruce M. Jakosky
Publsiher: University of Arizona Press
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780816526130
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Society and the Search for Life in the Universe Book Excerpt:

Are we alone in the universe? As humans, are we unique or are we part of a greater cosmic existence? What is lifeÕs future on Earth and beyond? How does life begin and develop? These are age-old questions that have inspired wonder and controversy ever since the first people looked up into the sky. With todayÕs technology, however, we are closer than ever to finding the answers. Astrobiology is the relatively new, but fast growing scientific discipline that involves trying to understand the origin, evolution, and distribution of life within the universe. It is also one of the few scientific disciplines that attracts the publicÕs intense curiosity and attention. This interest stems largely from the deep personal meaning that the possible existence of extraterrestrial life has for so many. Whether this meaning relates to addressing the ÒBig QuestionsÓ of our existence, the possibility of encountering life on other planets, or the potential impact on our understanding of religion, there is no doubt that the public is firmly vested in finding answers. In this broadly accessible introduction to the field, Bruce Jakosky looks at the search for life in the universe not only from a scientific perspective, but also from a distinctly social one. In lucid and engaging prose, he addresses topics including the contradiction between the publicÕs fascination and the meager dialogue that exists between those within the scientific community and those outside of it, and what has become some of the most impassioned political wrangling ever seen in government science funding.

A Universe From Nothing

A Universe From Nothing
Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-09-13
ISBN: 1471112691
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Universe From Nothing Book Excerpt:

Internationally renowned theoretical physicist and bestselling author Lawrence Krauss offers provocative, revelatory answers to the biggest philosophical questions: Where did our universe come from? Why does anything exist? And how is it all going to end? 'Why is there something rather than nothing?' is the question atheists and scientists are always asked, and until now there has not been a satisfying scientific answer. Today, exciting scientific advances provide new insight into this cosmological mystery: not only can something arise from nothing, but something will always arise from nothing. A mind-bending trip back to the beginning of the beginning, A Universe from Nothing authoritatively presents the most recent evidence that explains how our universe evolved - and the implications for how it's going to end. It will provoke, challenge, and delight readers to look at the most basic underpinnings of existence in a whole new way. In the words of Richard Dawkins: this could potentially be the most important scientific book since Darwin's On the Origin of Species.

Educational Films

Educational Films
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: UM Libraries
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1973
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Documentary films
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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It s about Time

It s about Time
Author: Bill Pearcy
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1412028116
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It s about Time Book Excerpt:

It?s About Time represents author Bill Pearcy?s attempt to reconcile Christian theology with a more modern understanding of the universe. The slim volume represents a relatively sophisticated counterpoint to the idea that religious faith is antagonistic to scientific thinking. Among the challenges he tackles are: squaring divine creation with the Big Bang; the compatibility of God?s omnipotence with human free will; and reconciling eternal life with our understanding of the laws of the universe. He manages each topic with careful thought and clear articulation. His approach to free will, for example, shares fruitful similarities with philosophers such as Immanuel Kant, drawing important distinctions between the world as we experience it and the universe as it is in itself, as God must experience it. Not every discussion is as successful; his examination of God?s omnipotence is less adequate, ignoring critics who would claim that being all-powerful contains inherent contradictions. He has not written a comparative theology, but devoted nearly all his attention to core Christian beliefs. It?s About Time is not likely to convert many to a theology they don?t already share with the author, nor does it try to. Instead it provides insight into how one person can square belief in a modern scientific worldview with faith in the central tenets of Christianity. ?Blueink Review

The Fourth Source

The Fourth Source
Author: Robert J. Tuttle
Publsiher: Universal-Publishers
Total Pages: 580
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1612330770
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fourth Source Book Excerpt:

This book describes how the effects of nature's own nuclear reactors have shaped the Earth, the Solar System, the Universe, and the history of life as we know it. It focuses on observed effects that are poorly explained by our standard theories, identifies certain errors in those theories, and shows how these effects are caused by natural nuclear fission reactors. The theory of Plate Tectonics is wrong, and it is shown that expansion of the Earth causes continental drift. A physically reasonable mechanism is proposed for expansion and observational data are presented to show that this occurs. Evolution is explained as punctuated equilibrium, with mutations caused by abrupt surges of radiation, and related life forms that have been interpreted as seperate species are actually the result of radiation injury. This view is particularly effective as applied to humans. The ability of the dinosaurs to live so large is explained by use of Earth Expansion and a more massive atmosphere to provide buoyancy and effective transpiration of oxygen. These effects also explain how pterodactyls and ancient birds could fly. Expansion induced by impacts at the end of the Cretaceous caused the atmosphere to thin and the dinosaurs collapsed. Analysis of geological and biological data supports this. The astronomical distance scale is shown to be wrong, based on the misconception that trigonometric parallax is an absolute measurement. It isn't, and the method is led astray by the overwhelming number of asteroidal fragments masquerading as stars. The measurements of an expanding Universe are shown to be in error, and an expanding Universe is not needed by an alternative interpretation of Einstein's equations. This interpretation is based on the equal creation of matter and antimatter, which is known to occur. Spiral galaxies are not vast Island Universes of stars as we have thought, but are shown to be the strewn fields of debris from the nuclear fission detonation of distant planets.The Universe is not made up of 96% Dark Matter and Dark Energy, but is instead very ordinary. Abundant evidence and references provide support for all these interpretations. This book opens new opportunities for research by correcting several fundamental errors in our concepts of the Earth, Life, and the Universe.

Swimming in Cosmic Soup

Swimming in Cosmic Soup
Author: Russ Otter
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2013-12-31
ISBN: 1491718617
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Swimming in Cosmic Soup Book Excerpt:

Our cosmic soup is in an endless churn, changing the circumstances of events from moment to moment. Russ Otter swims in this cosmic soup every waking moment, to discover, learn, fail, and grow. In this, the second edition of his Swimming in Cosmic Soup, he shares his most recent discoveries and theories from his lifelong quest for understanding, truth, and peace. This study provides a review of the scientific knowledge we have of our universe, presented in easy-to-understand terms, and a suggestion of what this might mean to us. It takes a look at religion from a new perspective, one in which all sentient people can enjoy a loving, religious life whose teachings are removed from human extrapolations, rituals, suppositions, and institutions. It also offers a pragmatic view of theocratic histories—and the fallout we are living with today as a result. Otter presents an examination—using responsibility, freedom, and ethics—of the politically correct culture that leaves no stone unturned for the mischief this is brought down upon society, along with a look at the nature of politics and the direction of his own politics, coupled with the ultimate force and value of humor. In this study, Otter presents an engaging ride through philosophy, history, and science as he questions assumptions and the great unknowns of mystery, discovery, and hope.

God And The Western World

God And The Western World
Author: George Hayes
Publsiher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2019-01-30
ISBN: 164299491X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God And The Western World Book Excerpt:

This book was inspired by God. It brings God's activities on behalf of Earth's citizens from the shadows of history into illumination. God's mastery over the universe is brought to life from the Big Bang to modern times. A plausible theory is put forth regarding how God has employed His tools (only recently discovered but little understood by scientists), dark matter and dark energy, to create and sustain the universe as we know it. God's book, this book, is a compliment to His Bible from which it differs in that, for today's intelligent humans, it explains how God advanced creation and evolution. After summarizing key portions of the Bible, this book focuses sequentially upon God's activities in Roman times, the Dark Ages, Medieval times, Renaissance times, Colonial times, and the rise of the United States through the big wars up to modern times. God led us through every period or we would not have reached these times as we are today. God used the West to advance the entire planet as all Earth was afforded the opportunity to know Jesus Christ. God's unseen struggles are summarized in the final chapter but there are much more in depth presentations of God's tools, dark matter and dark energy, containing preliminary information on how to develop necessary communications to initiate their use by mankind to save Earth. God sees we are in imminent danger of flooding coastal areas worldwide because of the greenhouse gasses resulting from long over use of fossil fuels and subsequent melting of glaciers and icecaps. The author posits that by leading us through the millennia to our current level of understanding, and through this very book, God has prepared us to partner with Him to save our civilization from devastation.

Consciousness Theatre Literature and the Arts 2009

Consciousness  Theatre  Literature and the Arts 2009
Author: Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2009-12-14
ISBN: 1443817953
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Consciousness Theatre Literature and the Arts 2009 Book Excerpt:

The essays collected in this volume were initially presented at the Third International Conference on Consciousness, Theatre, Literature and the Arts, held at the University of Lincoln, May 16-18, 2009. The conference was organised on the basis of the success of its predecessors in 2005 and 2007, and on the basis of the success of the Rodopi book series Consciousness, Literature and the Arts, which has to date seen twenty-one volumes in print, with another twelve in press or in the process of being written. The 2009 conference and the book series highlight the continuing growth of interest within the interdisciplinary field of consciousness studies, and in the distinct disciplines of theatre studies, literary studies, film studies, fine arts and music in the relationship between the object of these disciplines and human consciousness. Fifty-six delegates from twenty-one countries across the world attended the May 2009 conference in Lincoln; their range of disciplines and approaches is reflected well in this book.