A Journey Through The Universe

Author: Ian Morison
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107073464
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A comprehensive, up-to-date survey of our knowledge of the Universe beyond Earth, for general readers and astronomy enthusiasts.

A Journey Through The Universe

Author: New Scientist
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473629853
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There's a whole universe out there... Imagine you had a spacecraft capable of travelling through interstellar space. You climb in, blast into orbit, fly out of the solar system and keep going. Where do you end up, and what do you see along the way? The answer is: mostly nothing. Space is astonishingly, mind-blowingly empty. As you travel through the void between galaxies your spaceship encounters nothing more exciting than the odd hydrogen molecule. But when it does come across something more exotic: wow! First and most obviously, stars and planets. Some are familiar from our own backyard: yellow suns, rocky planets like Mars, gas and ice giants like Jupiter and Neptune. But there are many more: giant stars, red and white dwarfs, super-earths and hot Jupiters. Elsewhere are swirling clouds of dust giving birth to stars, and infinitely dense regions of space-time called black holes. These clump together in the star clusters we call galaxies, and the clusters of galaxies we call... galaxy clusters. And that is just the start. As we travel further we encounter ever more weird, wonderful and dangerous entities: supernovas, supermassive black holes, quasars, pulsars, neutron stars, black dwarfs, quark stars, gamma ray bursts and cosmic strings. A Journey Through The Universe is a grand tour of the most amazing celestial objects and how they fit together to build the cosmos. As for the end of the journey - nobody knows. But getting there will be fun. ABOUT THE SERIES New Scientist Instant Expert books are definitive and accessible entry points to the most important subjects in science; subjects that challenge, attract debate, invite controversy and engage the most enquiring minds. Designed for curious readers who want to know how things work and why, the Instant Expert series explores the topics that really matter and their impact on individuals, society, and the planet, translating the scientific complexities around us into language that's open to everyone, and putting new ideas and discoveries into perspective and context.

Out Of This World

Author: Publications International Ltd
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ISBN: 9781640306561
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Explore the visual beauty of the cosmos, from near-Earth orbit to the edges of the known universe. Significant celestial objects are presented in crisp detail, from the planets and moons of the solar system to the most distant galaxies. Includes overviews of the history of astronomy, telescopes and observatories, and the development of space exploration. Detailed, full-page photos from the great orbiting observatories like Chandra and Hubble, archival images, and memorable photographic firsts. 271 images in total. Hardcover, 144 pages

Journey Through The Universe

Author: Jay M. Pasachoff
Editor: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780030972836
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Cosmic Menagerie

Author: Mark A. Garlick
Editor: Sterling
ISBN: 9781454912620
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An astrophysicist and popular science author invites readers to join him on an incredible journey through the universe, in this rare, up-close look at stars, planets, nebulas and the galaxy that comes with a free image-recognition app that brings the information to life.

The Computing Universe

Author: Tony Hey
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521766451
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This exciting and accessible book takes us on a journey from the early days of computers to the cutting-edge research of the present day that will shape computing in the coming decades. It introduces a fascinating cast of dreamers and inventors who brought these great technological developments into every corner of the modern world, and will open up the universe of computing to anyone who has ever wondered where his or her smartphone came from.

The Universe In Your Hand

Author: Christophe Galfard
Editor: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 125006953X
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"If Ms. Frizzle were a physics student of Stephen Hawking, she might have written THE UNIVERSE IN YOUR HAND, a wild tour through the reaches of time and space, from the interior of a proton to the Big Bang to the rough suburbs of a black hole. It's friendly, excitable, erudite, and cosmic." —Jordan Ellenberg, New York Times besteselling author of How Not To Be Wrong Quantum physics, black holes, string theory, the Big Bang, dark matter, dark energy, parallel universes: even if we are interested in these fundamental concepts of our world, their language is the language of math. Which means that despite our best intentions of finally grasping, say, Einstein's Theory of General Relativity, most of us are quickly brought up short by a snarl of nasty equations or an incomprehensible graph. Christophe Galfard's mission in life is to spread modern scientific ideas to the general public in entertaining ways. Using his considerable skills as a brilliant theoretical physicist and successful young adult author, The Universe in Your Hand employs the immediacy of simple, direct language to show us, not explain to us, the theories that underpin everything we know about our universe. To understand what happens to a dying star, we are asked to picture ourselves floating in space in front of it. To get acquainted with the quantum world, we are shrunk to the size of an atom and then taken on a journey. Employing everyday similes and metaphors, addressing the reader directly, and writing stories rather than equations renders these astoundingly complex ideas in an immediate and visceral way. Utterly captivating and entirely unique, The Universe in Your Hand will find its place among other classics in the field.

A Journey Through Time

Author: Jay Barbree
Editor: Penguin Press
ISBN:
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The first pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope provide a look at the universe over twelve billion years

A Journey Through The Universe

Author: Jayant Vishnu Narlikar
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Thoughts On God And The Universe Being An Imaginary Journey Through Space

Author: John Donnithorne WOOLCOCK
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Outer Space Discovery Kids

Author: Parragon
Editor: Discovery Kids
ISBN: 9781472376770
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Discover the secrets of outer space. Using stunning illustrations and cutaway diagrams, Outer Space takes you on a fascinating visual journey of our Solar System, unlocking its incredible secrets along the way. Satisfy the curiosity of the most inquisitive minds and discover the wonders of our incredible Universe with this concise reference book for all the family. Features key information and statistics on the planets in our Solar System.

The Mindful Universe

Author: Mark Westmoquette
Editor: Leaping Hare Press
ISBN: 0711252831
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The Mindful Universe takes you on a journey through the outer cosmos, exploring its inherently spiritual nature and mindful connection to our inner cosmos.

The Universe Next Door

Author: New Scientist
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473628628
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It's lucky you're here. But for a series of choices, accidents and coincidences - any of which could have gone otherwise - your life would have been very different. The same goes for reality. We live in just one of many possible worlds - but we can imagine parallel universes in which dinosaurs still rule the Earth, the Russians got to the moon first, everyone's a vegetarian or time itself flows backwards. And that's just for starters. What if the laws of physics were different? What if robots become smarter than us? Or, if every human on the planet simply vanished tomorrow? The answers to these questions aren't just fun to consider, but reveal deep truths about our own universe. Join New Scientist on a thrilling journey through dozens of incredible but perfectly possible alternative realities, thought experiments and counterfactual histories - each shining a surprising and unexpected spotlight on life as we know it.

The Journey Through The Cosmos

Author: Cometan
Editor: Astral Publishing
ISBN:
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The Journey Through The Cosmos is the first entry in the Little Blue Book Series and comprises of the first three discourses of the Monodoxy, which is itself the first disquisition of the founding book of Astronism which is titled the Omnidoxy. The Journey Through The Cosmos introduces readers to the mind of cosmic heights of Cometan, as the organised philosophy’s founder, and acts as the first instance of cosmic philosophy, or cosmontology. The Journey Through The Cosmos is the title for the second discourse of the Monodoxy following the Compendological Introduction discourse and preceding the Functionalities of Progeny & Phenomena discourse. As the title suggests, Cometan takes you on a journey through his conception of the universe which he titles The Cosmos as a whole animate entity with a spiritual aspect and an aspect of destiny, both of which are only later explored as part of Astronist beliefs. The Journey Through The Cosmos book serves two purposes. Not only does it introduce the world to Cometan, his writings in the Omnidoxy, and his philosophy of Astronism, but in the context of its publication as a book, The Journey Through The Cosmos introduces the Little Blue Book Series. The Little Blue Book Series was created and first published by Cometan himself as a way to simplify and commercialise the immensity of the two million word length of the Omnidoxy into smaller, more bite-size publications. A successful from its very first published entry, the Little Blue Book Series has gone on to become a symbol of Astronist commercial literature and way for Cometan’s words to reach readers of all ages and abilities who remain daunted by the beauty and yet the sheer extensiveness of the Omnidoxy as the longest religious text in history.

Universal

Author: Brian Cox
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141968346
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An awe-inspiring, unforgettable journey of scientific exploration from Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw, the top ten bestselling authors of The Quantum Universe. We dare to imagine a time before the Big Bang, when the entire Universe was compressed into a space smaller than an atom. And now, as Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw show, we can do more than imagine: we can understand. Over the centuries, the human urge to discover has unlocked an incredible amount of knowledge. What it reveals to us is breathtaking. Universal takes us on an epic journey of scientific exploration and, in doing so, reveals how we can all understand some of the most fundamental questions about our Earth, Sun, Solar System and the star-filled galaxies beyond. Some of these questions - How big is our solar system? How fast is space expanding? - can be answered from your back garden; the answers to others - How big is the Universe? What is it made of? - draw on the astonishing information now being gathered by teams of astronomers operating at the frontiers of the known universe. At the heart of all these questions - from the earliest attempts to quantify gravity, to our efforts to understand what dark matter is and what really happened at the birth of our universe - is the scientific process. Science reveals a deeper beauty, connects us to each other, to our world, and to our Universe; and, by understanding the groundbreaking work of others, reaches out into the unknown. What's more, as Universal shows us, if we dare to imagine, we can all do it.

The Brain

Author: Carla Mooney
Editor: Nomad Press
ISBN: 1619302764
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Why do we do and say the things we do and say? The Brain: Journey Through the Universe Inside Your Head introduces students to the fascinating world of the human brain and its effect on behavior. Readers learn about the main anatomy and functions of the brain while discovering the brain’s role in learning, memory, communication, and emotions. Kids also read about new technologies being used to research the brain in its various states of performance while being introduced to the effects of sleep, alcohol, and exercise on our most complex organ. Combining hands-on activities with neuroscience, anatomy, and psychology, The Brain includes projects such as building a 3-D brain model and testing how the brain adapts to a new situation. The Brain integrates a digital learning component by providing links to primary sources, videos, and other relevant websites. Additional materials include a glossary, timeline, and a list of current reference works. The Brain is a unique opportunity to connect behavior, physiology, and the outside world in one amazing place—your head! This title meets Common Core State Standards for literacy in science and technology; Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.

Stellar Medicine

Author: Saralyn Mark
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ISBN: 9781883283780
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An endocrinologist, geriatrician, and woman's health specialist, Mark was the first senior medical advisor to the Office on Women's Health within the Department of Health and Human Services. She presents a framework of science and experience to encourage both women and men to live a balanced life and to help maintain wellness even in the face of stress and trouble.

Journey Of The Universe

Author: Brian Thomas Swimme
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300171900
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The authors tell the epic story of the universe from an inspired new perspective, weaving the findings of modern science together with enduring wisdom found in the humanistic traditions of the West, China, India, and indigenous peoples. This book is part of a larger project that includes a documentary film, educational DVD series, and Web site.

A Journey Through The Chinese Empire

Author: Evariste Régis Huc
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The Planets

Author: Giles Sparrow
Editor: Quercus Books
ISBN: 9781906719067
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Within the last 40 years, the contents of our solar system have been slowly revealed by a fleet of satellites and interplanetary probes, from Cassini to the Hubble Space Telescope to the recent Mars Exploration Rovers. Moving out from the Sun, every planet and moon is visited in this comprehensive survey that follows the tracks of robotic rovers over Mars, plunges through Titan’s atmosphere on the back of the Huygens probe, inspects a comet, and discovers the frozen planets that lurk beyond the orbit of Neptune, a full light year from Earth. The breathtaking images of dozens of celestial bodies are accompanied by fascinating captions and informative diagrams, completing this stunning compilation.